"pretend" option in rsync?
semovrs at concord.edu
Wed Oct 22 04:40:27 GMT 2008
Great! Thank you Matt.
Matt McCutchen-7 wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 12:24 -0700, rumcho wrote:
>> Is there a "pretend" option in rsync that will just show the transfers it
>> going to do without actually doing any transfers?
> The --dry-run option disables actually doing the transfers. You would
> use it in combination with whatever output options you like (-v, -i,
> --out-format, etc.).
>> Or even better, after it shows the transfers it is about to do to prompt
>> user would like to proceed.
> That is not currently implemented. One way this could work is to use
> --delay-updates --delete-after and prompt the user just before the
> delayed update/delete pass. If the user cancels, staged files will be
> left in .~tmp~ directories in the destination, but these can easily be
> deleted by a shell script.
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