btsync and folder permissions

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On Linux, btsync doesn't set the "other users' execute" permissions on folders that it creates on remote clients:

$ ls -l
total 8
-rw-r--r-- 1 gcr gcr 146 Apr 30 20:42 index.htm
drwxr-xr-- 2 gcr gcr 4096 May 5 11:35 lights-ustream

where 'gcr' is my username. Can I get btsync to set the other executable bit? Without this, my web server gives a "403 Forbidden" error whenever someone browses that folder because it's running as a different user.

For the record, here are the permissions at the source:

$ ls -l
total 4
-rw-r--r-- 1 my-username users 146 May 1 21:11 index.htm
drwxr-xr-x 1 my-username users 148 May 5 11:34 lights-ustream

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I suspect the problem is a bug in the function below (in pseudocode from disassembly). It seems to take a file permission set as an argument and return a specific permission set based on that. The return value is then used as part of a call to chmod.

I'm not certain what the intended logic is, but it seems that an input that is user writable:

input & 0x80 != 0

and group executable:

input & 0x8 != 0

results in a return value of 774, which is suspicious since the bug we see is a missing the other executable bit. A return of 775 would make more sense.

function sub_4c013a {
input = rdi;
result = 0x0;
if ((input & 0x80) != 0x0) {
result = 0x1b4;
else {
if ((input & 0x1) != 0x0) {
result = 0x124;
if ((input & 0x8) != 0x0) {
result = result | 0x48;
return result;

I suspect this:

result | 0x48 # 0110

should be this:

result | 0x49 # 0111

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