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I'm using capistrano-wpcli (link), a program that uses 'rsync' to synchronize folders between development and testing servers.

I've set the uploads folder's permission on the remote server to 777 temporarily:

drwxrwxrwx 3 web www-data 4096 May 24 20:04 uploads

I'm performing rsync operation as a deploy user, the deploy user is in www-data group (if it matters at all with 777 permission).

The rsync command looks like this:

rsync -avz --rsh=ssh web/app/uploads/ deploy@domain.com:/srv/www/domain.com/shared/uploads/

Unfortunately, the rsync operation returns this error message several times:

rsync: failed to set times on "/srv/www/domain.com/shared/uploads/.": Operation not permitted (1)

Why is the rsync operation not permitted?

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