[CentOS-mirror] rsync file ownership

Mathew S. McCarrell mccarrms at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 21:58:41 UTC 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Matt Ruzicka <mruzicka at cisp.com> wrote:

> I'm in process of putting together a public mirror and noticed the
> ownership on my files seem to keep swapping between uid/gid 502, 503 and I
> think I've seen 500 as well.  The mirror howto suggests using rsync with
> -aqzH, which of course is going to retain the permissions of the synced
> files.  Do others just put up with the ownership changes or are they
> splitting up the -a option into only some of its parts?
> Thanks.

My options are slightly different but I do use the -a option and I've never
had an issue (that I know of) with the files not being available via the


Mathew S. McCarrell
Clarkson University '10

mccarrms at gmail.com
mccarrms at clarkson.edu
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