delete without copy

Matt McCutchen matt at
Mon Mar 3 13:24:30 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 11:14 +0100, david reinares wrote:
> Is there any way to run rsync to create a file list and just delete
> files not present at source?

Yes, there's a neat little trick that does this: pass
--ignore-non-existing --ignore-existing to stop rsync from creating new
files and from updating existing files.


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