Can't rysnc user:nobody group:bin with perm's 600 images


I’ve got a dir of images in a shared hosting setup at Most have 644 permissions and are user: myusername and group: users, which is fine.

There are some evil images though, which have 600 permissions and user:nobody group: bin.

My problem is the evil images won’t rsync to my offsite backup server. They error out with a permission error. And I can’t seem to change their permissions via chmod 644 -R evilImageDir…

any thoughts?



You can change the permission using the below mentioned command and have a try:

chmod -R 644 directory name.

Thanks for the reply.

I tried the usual chmod -R 644 dir command, but it didn’t work. In the end I had to have the tech at Pair change the ownership of the bad files back to my user, then I could chmod.