--delete ignored?

va_public <yahoogroups at vikas.mailshell.com> yahoogroups at vikas.mailshell.com
Tue Feb 11 09:24:35 EST 2003

rsync 2.5.6

If I turn on the --backup (and --backup-dir and --suffix) options and 
rsync a tree like

rsync --backup ... -av --delete dir1/ user at machine:dir1

I dont see the 'deleting ...' message in the output, but if I delete 
a file in the source tree, it DOES get deleted from the target tree.

If I remove the '--backup' option, I do get the 'deleting ...' 

Why is this?

If the file is getting deleted, shouldnt the --verbose option print a 
message to this effect?


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