DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4786] deletes files in parent directory when destination directory doesn't exist

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Sat Jul 14 04:29:30 GMT 2007

wayned at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED
            Version|2.6.9                       |3.0.0

------- Comment #1 from wayned at  2007-07-13 23:29 CST -------
There was a bug in 2.6.3 where --dry-run could output extra files that weren't
going to be removed during the real run.  This was fixed in 2.6.4.  The CVS
version had a reprise of this bug, which I have just fixed.

Please be clear that when you said "rsync will delete all files and directories
in the parent directory" you really meant to say that it will incorrectly
report that all those items would be removed if --dry-run was not present. 
Rsync would not have actually removed any extraneous files with the same
command without --dry-run.

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