"rsync --delete" won't delete certain files

Izidor Jerebic ij.list at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 09:43:18 GMT 2009

Hello, Peter,

Are there any errors while doing the rsync?

I have recently discovered that to create identical copy on mac os x  
(in the presence of any errors), you need to additionally specify -- 
ignore-errors  and --force-delete, otherwise nothing will be deleted  
(it seems that as soon as any error is encountered, delete is switched  


On 22.3.2009, at 16:25, Peter Daum wrote:

> Hi,
> as I just discovered, in recent versions of rsync the "--delete"  
> option
> seems to not work in certain cases. I couldn't come up with a simple
> scenario to reproduce the problem, so I'll have to tell the whole  
> story:

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