While working with rsync on some backup directories I ran into something that while correct made me cringe: trying to chown a file owned by root in a directory my user had write permissions to failed with ″Operation not permitted″, but rsync rolled over it and changed the permissions. The lesson to remember here is one that often gets forgotten: It doesn’t matter what the owner or permissions on your files are, whoever can write [...]
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