rsync --link-dest, --delete and hard-link count

Henri Shustak henri.shustak at
Mon Feb 8 18:38:44 MST 2010

> Rsync would then need an extra option to enable it to report such
> "deleted" files, because I sure don't need that nor do I need the extra
> overhead that encurs.

I agree. 

If deletion reporting is to become part of rsync (when invoked with the dest option --link-dest option), then I would suggest that an additional option is used to enable this deletion reporting. 

The additional option for such reporting should be required because, rsync is not deleting anything.

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