Rsync, Cygwin and ACL support

Rafael Kitover
Thu Jan 29 22:41:00 GMT 2004

It seems there's no posix acl support in Cygwin, as far as I could see.

The libraries are here if anyone wants to try porting them to Win32 acls: 


>-----Original Message-----
>From: [] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 8:12 AM
>Subject: Rsync, Cygwin and ACL support
>My life would be much easier if I could use Rsync on Cygwin, to go from
>windows to linux, and preserve POSIX acls along the way.  Rsync does not
>support this, without a patch.  This patch works fine in linux, and applies
>correctly in Cygwin, but I am unable to get Cygwin past the ./configure
>I have applied the patch to the rsync source, and run ./configure
>There is a failure during configure that is killing acl support  --->
>Checking whether to support ACLS... checking for acl_get_file in -lacl...
>checking for ACL support... no
>I suppose my question for the list is, is the POSIX acl support in Cygwin
>complete enough that this should work, or am I wasting my time?  If anyone
>knows a way around this, I would be most appreciative.
>Alex Laslavic
>Havertys Tech Services

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