[Dirvish] Question about UIDs and GIDs

Dave Howorth dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Wed Aug 15 13:13:28 UTC 2012

Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Wed 15 Aug 2012, Dave Howorth wrote:
>> The important take-home message is that the numerical IDs are what
>> count. The names are just 'sugar' for humans and don't really mean anything.
> I feel compelled to mention here that this is valid in dirvish context,
> as dirvish supplies rsync with the --numeric-ids option; rsync's default
> is to try to map names on the source and destination.

Wow, I never even realized that. Mostly because all my machines share
uids. Seems like a broken rsync default, if you ask me, but then what do
I know? :)

Cheers, Dave

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