--delete not working, fixed!
sylvain.viart at easyrencontre.com
Tue Sep 25 15:33:35 GMT 2007
In fact, reading bug 3825, has explained me the meaning of Hide and
Protect filter rule. Which I couldn't really understand from the doc.
As I said, Protect and Hide, are not "really" documented. It's only said
in the doc :
> *hide, H* specifies a pattern for hiding files from the transfer.
It doesn't means for me, what you said in the bug 3825:
> Evidently you want some of your exclude patterns to behave as a hide only
> (temporary files) and others to behave as a hide plus a protect (other sections
> of the backup). Either use --filter="H file.tmp" instead of
> --exclude=file.tmp, or use --delete-excluded and use --filter="P
> /other-backup-area" in addition to --exclude=/other-backup-area .
Now I'm able to do somewhat similar as said in the bug report:
If I add --filter='H .svn' svn working copy administrative folder are
not only, not uploaded on the remote rsync destination, they are also
removed if they were present. And that's what I wanted!
Now I do:
rsync -rtlv --filter='P lib/conf/**' \
--filter='H src/**' \
--filter='H .svn' \
--filter='H .*.sw[po]' --delete \
Which seems to work exactly as expected:
* protect remote lib/conf/* file to be deleted if any (also upload
local working copy file if any)
* exclude and delete remotely any hidden file, (here: some src folder,
.svn + subtree, vim swap file)
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