Delay for --remove-source-files
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Tue Oct 13 04:51:38 MDT 2009
I'm using rsync with -aP --remove-source-files to move files from one
machine to another while watching the progress. I'm under the impression
that rsync is deleting the transmitted source files on-the-fly, not at the
very end, but with a delay of 2-3 files, i.e. if 10 files are moved the
first source file is deleted after the third of fourth file got transmitted.
However, if rsync is aborted (CTRL+C) all fully source transmitted files are
Can anyone tell me if this delay is intended behavior and if it can be
My source machine has only limited space (10GB), my files are rather big (.4
- 1.2GB each) and my bandwidth around 300-500KB, so sometimes I want to get
rid of the sent files as fast as possible without waiting for the next files
I couldn't find more information about this. The --delete* options are all
for receiving side deletions, not for the source files.
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