--delete reports all files deleted

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Tue May 31 17:56:44 GMT 2005

On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 08:57:49PM -0500, Larry Alkoff wrote:
> Today for the first time I used --delete --force in the line
> rsync -uacHv --delete --force $SOURCE $TARGET >>/var/log/mirror.log
> it looks like _every_ file has a line in the log that says
> "deleting filename".
> But it appears that files that exist on the SOURCE are still on the TARGET.

I would assume that you had a duplicate set of files on the target.
This is possible if you accidentally used "source dest" one time and
"source/ dest" another time.  As long as the delete messages don't
recur, rsync has simply gotten rid of the duplicated files.


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