Rsync 2.5.7 --delete not working!!!
jw at pegasys.ws
Wed Dec 17 09:59:57 EST 2003
On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 06:53:54PM -0400, Wesley Joyce wrote:
> I am having a problem with rsync not deleting files on the destination that
> no longer exist on the source. The command I am using is: rsync -vaz
> --delete /bantemp/* backenp650:/bantemp
I assume the files at issue are directly in /bantemp.
You have made a normal newbee mistake of having the shell
expand a wildcard where none was needed.
rsync -vaz --delete /bantemp/ backenp650:/bantemp
Should do the trick.
> Once the two trees are in sync, if I add a file to the source, run rsync
> again, it will copy over the one new file. If I delete the file on the
> source, run rsync, the file still exists on the destination. I do not have
> an exclude list and I am not running an rsync daemon. I was having the
> problem using rsync-2.5.4-1 (RPM from the AIX Linux Toolbox) so I removed
> that and compiled 2.5.7 on AIX 5.2 in 64 bit mode using VAC 6.0.
> running rsync returns -
> rsync version 2.5.7 protocol version 26
> Copyright (C) 1996-2002 by Andrew Tridgell and others
> Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles,
> no IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums
> rsync comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you
> are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. See the GNU
> General Public Licence for details.
J.W. Schultz Pegasystems Technologies
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