--delete --force Won't Remove Directories With Dotnames

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Fri Mar 2 21:14:17 GMT 2007

On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 10:37:04AM -0500, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> Maybe rsync should automatically delete a directory's partial dir when
> it finishes processing files immediately in that directory.

I haven't wanted to do that to allow two different rsyncs to copy a
(different) file into the same directory at the same time.

One thing we should be doing is to make use of the new perishable
attribute when creating our auto-generated rules.  So, the partial
directory would get a "Pp .DIRNAME/" rule, which will allow the
directory to be deleted when the parent directory goes away.  A
similar change is needed for the auto-protect rules that are added
for the backup suffix.

Attached is a patch for this.  This is for the CVS version, so someone
using 2.6.9 would need to first patch in the perishable filter support
before this would be useful.

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