--delete not working
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Mon Sep 24 14:18:08 GMT 2007
On 9/24/07, Sylvain Viart <sylvain.viart at easyrencontre.com> wrote:
> from the source host I do :
> rsync -rtlv --exclude='.svn/**' --exclude=.svn --delete preprod/
> the --dry-run gives me some file to delete.
> but when I run the command without --dry-run, nothing is deleted?
I bet the discrepancy has to do with your exclude filter. The
--exclude=.svn tells the receiver never to delete a file named .svn,
so it does not delete such a file's parent directories either, even if
they are extraneous. Deletions of parent directories are neither
itemized nor performed on a real run, but unfortunately, rsync 2.6.9
and earlier incorrectly itemize them on a dry run. For more
If this isn't your situation, give me some more information and I'll
try and figure out what the problem is.
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