--partial and --delete

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Fri Jan 25 16:32:55 GMT 2008

On Fri 25 Jan 2008, Julian Pace Ross wrote:
> I need to use --partial (without using --partial-dir if possible).
> If --delete is also specified, does this cancel out the effect of --partial 
> (since any previous partials are deleted before the transfers?) .. can;t 
> seem to figure it out from the man pages alone...

--partial means that that part of the file that was transferred gets
renamed to the real thing when the transfer is interrupted. Hence it
won't be deleted as the filename is one that is wanted.

Paul Slootman

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