DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4131] New: Does not delete partial files upon completion of transfer

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Fri Sep 29 00:14:29 GMT 2006

           Summary: Does not delete partial files upon completion of
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.8
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: mugi at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

Using any partial options (-P, --partial, --partial-dir) an interrupted rsync
does create a partial file, however upon resuming and completion of the
transfer the partial file is not removed.

Steps to reproduce:

1. working and verified rsync setup between two systems

2. run rsync with a somewhat large file in the source dir so you have a chance
to interrupt it, use one of the partial options

Here's my example with a partial and temp directory set in the user (xfer) that
is running the rsync job:

rsync -av --partial-dir=~xfer/partial --temp-dir=~xfer/tmp /xfer/outbox/*

I'm putting a 200MB+ file in /xfer/outbox

3. Interrupt rsync with a Ctrl-C

4. Verify partial file is created on the remoteserver (in my example, look in
~xfer/partial directory on the remote server)

5. Run the same rsync command to let it continue/resume

6. Upon completion of the job, look on the remoteserver and you will see the
partial file still exists (again, in my example the ~xfer/partial directory on
the remote server).

I have verified the file remains with any of the partial options and using
directories outside of the rsync tree that is being copied/updated.

2.6.8 source compiled on AIX 5.3
Have also tried cygwin and suse flavors.

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