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I am trying to do rsync from my android phone to my laptop. The problem that I am facing is that the permissions are not getting preserved even when the -p flag is used. I have also used the other flags such as -o, -g.

What may be the reason and a fix for this?

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migrated from Oct 11 '11 at 11:33

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Is your SD card formatted as FAT32? If so, that's why - it's a FAT32 limitation.

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ya it is. Thank u – sai sindhu Sep 27 '11 at 15:04

You might try this rsync -rltDv --chmod=u=rwX,g=rX,o=rX

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