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Re: Rsync and Alternate Data Streams
Andreas Heinlein wrote:
> thanks for your reply. It turned out I had not checked closely enough. I
> found out it has nothing to do with ADS, but with file ownership. Some
> of the files in question have UID and GID 4294967295 (aka 2^32-1),
> though they are owned by a valid Domain User. Rsync on the UNIX side
> sets the UID to 0 for these files, I overlooked this. I can work around
> this now by not preserving owner and group, which is not necessary in
> this case.
> But I still wonder where this comes from.
If they are owned by a valid Domain User, but Cygwin doesn't recognize that
and treats them as owned by the nobody user (uid/gid -1/-1), doesn't that mean
your /etc/passwd and /etc/group lack an entry for that user, and so need
updating, taking care to use the "-d" flag to mkpasswd/mkgroup?
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