rsync --delete isn't deleting files

Matt McCutchen matt at
Fri Jul 4 17:53:22 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 16:13 +0100, Tiago Marques wrote:
> I had this working on an older version, since 2.6.9 that when I set
> --delete and --dry-run, I get no "Deleting ******" lines.

Be sure to pass -v because, since rsync 2.6.7, --dry-run no longer
implies it:;a=blob;f=OLDNEWS;h=af1e59e10eb012c4910237f6e62bfc99811d9a48;hb=HEAD#l972

If that isn't the problem, please post your rsync command line and the
paths of the files that should be reported as "deleting" but aren't.

> Also, the
> --delete-before never worked for me.

In what way did --delete-before not work?  Please post your command line
and any error messages you got.

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