--partial and --delete

Julian Pace Ross linux at prisma.com.mt
Fri Jan 25 23:54:32 GMT 2008

Thanks Paul, understood.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Slootman" <paul+rsync at wurtel.net>
To: <rsync at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: --partial and --delete

> 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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