are partial files always deleted on interruption?

Carlos Carvalho carlos at
Fri Jul 3 18:32:29 GMT 2009

The manual says that a file being transfered is removed if rsync gets
an interruption and --partial is not used or implied by other options
like partial-dir or delay-updates. However I've found that a file was
left after interruption, with a zero size. Would it be possible that
rsync doesn't delete the partial file if it's not yet written to it?
This is 3.0.6 on linux. Both processes were killed with the same
command, kill pid1 pid2.

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