delete-delay vs. delete-after in 3.0.2 (and possible bug)

Wayne Davison wayned at
Tue Jun 10 21:16:59 GMT 2008

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:58:34PM +0200, Michal Soltys wrote:
> Still, in that case - what's the benefit of using --delete-delay option ?

It is useful for things such as --delay-updates --delete-delay (to have
all updates happen more rapidly at the end), and the option avoids an
extra dir-scan delete pass in such a case.  And for folks that don't
have per-dir filter files being updated, its works the same as
--delete-after (if we disregard certain backup-file cases where the
suffix is not excluded), just more optimally.


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