rsync --delete* Bug or feature-request

Matt McCutchen matt at
Tue Jul 29 18:29:18 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 12:10 -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> You are welcome to request an option to make rsync delete destination
> files that are matched in --compare-dest dirs.  I would actually suggest
> a more general option called --recheck-basis-dirs that also replaces a
> destination file matched in a --link-dest dir with a hard link of the
> basis file.  (I don't think the analogous behavior for --copy-dest would
> be useful.)

I entered an enhancement request for this:

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 197 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url :

More information about the rsync mailing list