[Bug 2676] New: Directory replaced by a single file cannot be deleted

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Tue May 3 09:28:52 GMT 2005


           Summary: Directory replaced by a single file cannot be deleted
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.5.7
          Platform: All
               URL: http://www.adelard.co.uk/info/staff/pbishop.htm
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at samba.org
        ReportedBy: pgb at adelard.com
         QAContact: rsync-qa at samba.org

NB found in rsync version 2.5.5
but this version not available on the form
So this is a bit old - but could not see a similar bug in Bugzilla

I use rsync to archive a Windows machine (with SMB shares). 
The Windows machine uses Zipmagic which makes ZIP
files appear as normal folders.

If Zipmagic is disabled. ZIP file becomes a normal file 
(not a folder)
If I  rsync again, it complains that it cannot delete the XXX.ZIP 
directory (because it contains other files)

Possible cause:
rsync does not expect a folder name to be replaced by
a normal file with the same name, i.e. it assumes the
type is the *current* type of XXX.ZIP (a folder), not the type that was last
archived (a directory) and so cannot delete it if it performs a simple single
file delete.

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