Richard Freeman on 19 May 2010 09:58:34 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] [plug-announce] PLUG West, Mon, May 17, 2010 - Gentoo Linux: Building a Better World...from Source! (7pm @ FIS in Malvern)

On 05/19/2010 12:09 PM, Conor Schaefer wrote:
> I was not at the meeting on Monday, but I did follow the scp discussion
> closely. I'm often at a loss as to why folks would use scp instead of
> rsync over ssh, especially when tight permission control is desired. The
> -a flag on rsync will preserve all group and owner permissions to the
> host (provided that use and/or group exists on the host, of course), and
> preserve timestamps as well. Read the manpage for more fine-grained control.

I think that in this case they want the opposite.

They want the new files to end up with a given set of groups and 
permission bits, regardless of what client or client settings the user 
is using.

They DON'T want the user to be able to manage the permissions.

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