rsync: Please add an option to ignore vanished files

Matt McCutchen matt at
Mon Mar 10 12:29:32 GMT 2008

On Thu, 2008-03-06 at 11:56 -0500, Justin Pryzby wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 02:28:50PM +0300, Cyril Bouthors wrote:
> > I'd like rsync to provide an option called '--ignore-vanished' that
> > would not display those warnings anymore and not exit with value 24
> > ("Partial transfer due to vanished source files" according to the
> > manpage).


Andreas Kotes had exactly the same proposal, but I'm thinking that
instead of adding an option to suppress a warning that in one case can
indicate an incorrect transfer, it would be better to improve the design
of rsync so the warning can no longer happen.


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