Moving of files when process is stopped

Matt McCutchen matt at
Mon Feb 4 22:35:03 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-02-04 at 18:27 +0100, Richard Taubo wrote:
> When quitting a rsync process (by e.g. typing: apple, period in OS  
> X), where does rsync move the files that were being transferred?
> Are they /dev/null 'ed?

By default, the receiving rsync just deletes a partially transferred
file.  With --partial, it moves the file into place; with
--partial-dir=DIR, it moves the file into DIR.


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