Robert Moskowitz wrote:
Matt Hyclak wrote:
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 04:37:58PM -0400, Robert Moskowitz enlightened
I just got a 8Gb flash drive and went to copy a bunch of files onto
it. I wanted to perserve everything, so I just took my archiving
rsync command and altered it to go to localhost:/media/RALLY2/ (name
of flash drive). I am getting errors with changing the group owner.
So I try to just use mkdir to create a directory on the flash drive.
The directory has a group of root ???
So I try a chgrp and get:
[root@mine me]# chgrp me /media/RALLY2/Stuff
chgrp: changing group of `/media/RALLY2/Stuff': Operation not permitted
OK why can't I set the group to something other than root?
ls -lstr /media/
4 drwxr-xr-x 3 me root 4096 May 30 16:28 RALLY2
and of course for /media:
8 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 May 30 16:18 media
Most likely the device is formatted as FAT32, which has no concept of
Reformat it, ignore the errors, or modify your rsync command to not
Unfortunately, I have to use it on Win systems as well...
You can't expect it to maintain ext3 file permissions in a FAT32
you could use tar, but then the files are not available without untaring.
you MIGHT be able to also use acl permissions and getfacl/setfacl to
build a permissions file which you can use to reset the permissions and
still have the files available as normal files on the flash drive.
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