what happens with .~tmp~ after an interruption?

Carlos Carvalho carlos at fisica.ufpr.br
Fri Jul 3 20:25:18 GMT 2009

When run with --delay-updates rsync keeps changed files in directories
.~tmp~ (or the name given with --partial-dir) in each directory until
downloading is finished, then moves them to place and removes .~tmp~.
If an interruption occurs, they're left as is and in the next run
they'll be used to speed up the update and then moved.

What happens if [some of] these files no longer exist in the source
when the next run happens? Are they, and .~tmp~, removed or kept? The
question is when --recursive and --delete* are NOT used.

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