--delete option not working

Stephen Carville carville at cpl.net
Wed Aug 8 13:15:38 EST 2001

On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Wayne Davison wrote:

- On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Stephen Carville wrote:
- > rsync --rsh=ssh -vv --recursive --delete /source/dir/* \
- > euphrates:/destination/dir/.
- >
- > but it still does not delete the files!
- Perhaps you're talking about the files in the top-level
- (/destination/dir) directory?  If so, you didn't tell rsync to delete
- files in that directory.  To do this, you'd have to use this command:
- rsync --rsh=ssh -vv --recursive --delete /source/dir/ \
- euphrates:/destination/dir
- Note the lack of a '*' wildcard.  Rsync only deletes files in the
- directories that it copies over.  If you tell it to copy multiple
- items out of directory (such as /source/dir/*) it copies all those
- items, but does not delete files within the containing directory
- because that directory was not transferred.

That worked, thanks!

--Stephen Carville http://www.heronforge.net/~stephen/gnupgkey.txt
Government is like burning witches:  After years of burning young
women failed to solve any of society's problems, the solution was to
burn more young women.

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