wildcard error in source path?

Stuart Halliday StuartH at ecs-tech.com
Fri Jun 18 08:50:22 GMT 2004

> Logically, this is correct behaviour, I think.
> dump/* is a wildcard that matches every _existing_ local file in the 
> dump/ directory. Since the file you deleted doesn't exist, it isn't 
> considered by rsync.
> dump/  tells rsync to compare the contents of the local dump/ directory 
> with those of the remote one and, in your case, will delete on the 
> remote host any files that don't exist locally.
> Disclaimer: I haven't used --delete myself, so I could be wrong.

Yes your statement sounds logic. But the use of --delete is stated as being:

"delete files that don't exist on the sending side"

Which I assume means those on the remote side. 

Since it isn't deleting the file on the remote side then rsync is a touch broken.

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