Rsync --delete does not work

g dm gdm2002 at
Tue Jul 23 14:53:01 EST 2002

thank you for the help, Wayne & Doug. It works now.

it was indeed the shell expansion I didn't correctly understand
It's indeed the first time I come across the ./ parameter


----- Original Message -----
From: Wayne Davison <wayned at>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 13:25:54 -0700 (PDT)
To: g dm <gdm2002 at>
Subject: Re: Rsync --delete does not work

> On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, g dm wrote:
> > rsync -a --delete * /data/exp_dir
> > So, what did I do wrong?
> You're sending a list of files, not a directory (since '*' is expanded
> by the shell into a list of files).  The --delete option only works on
> a directory-to-directory transfer, so try using this instead:
> rsync -a --delete ./ /data/exp_dir
> ..wayne..

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