using rsync to delete copied files

Edvinas Valatka edacval at
Sat Nov 6 05:35:01 MDT 2010

On Fri, 5 Nov 2010 23:48:21 -0600
LuKreme <kremels at> wrote:

> OK, I have DIR1 which contains several thousand files. I have DIR2
> that mostly the same files.
> I want to delete all the files in DIR1 that exist in DIR2. I don't
> want to sync them, I don't want any new files in DIR2.
> I can't get my head around if this is doable with rsync.

rsync -a -vv -i -W --remove-source-files dir1/ dir2/

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