rsync --delete-existing needed

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Sun May 6 13:14:53 GMT 2007

On 5/5/07, Matthias Schniedermeyer <ms at> wrote:
> If you have subdirectories to be killed:
> find . -type d -empty -exec rmdir {}\;
> You have to run that a few times (One time for each deepth-level), and don't worry about the 'No such file or directory' warnings that it will spit for every deleted directory.
> Find just can't enter the directory it had deleted a nanosecond ago.

Using the -depth option makes find visit each directory after visiting
its contents, which solves both the warnings and the need to run find
multiple times.


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