rsync --delete is not deleting

Hedley J. Phillips hedley at
Thu Apr 12 08:08:25 GMT 2007

I managed to solve this in the end.

It was file permissions. I had originally copied all the data across by
restoring from Backup tape and then started using Rsync to keep the two

After deleting the directories in question and rsyncing them from
scratch, the problem has been solved.


Hedley Phillips

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