deleting files on server side
paul at debian.org
Wed Aug 11 07:31:15 GMT 2004
On Tue 03 Aug 2004, Fabiano Reis wrote:
> Do someone know how can I delete files on a rsync server by using a rsync
> client without using SSH/RSH?
rsync an empty directory to it, and use the --delete option?
> Doing a "rsync -avz --stats --port=874 /export/home/user/*
> destinationhost::TEST" I´m copying files from /export/home/user/* to the
> 'path' of destinationhost. TEST module have the path directive set to
Don't use /export/home/user/* , leave the recursion to rsync, i.e. use
> My doubt is how can I delete all files/directory over /home/user/* before
> copying the source files to it ?
Why? If you use rsync's --delete option, it will delete any files that
don't exist on the sender; files that exist on both sides will benefit
from rsync's algorithm and speed up the transfer.
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