rsync, trailing slash, and --delete
bjquinn at seidal.com
Thu Aug 11 14:20:10 MDT 2011
Thanks for the response. I tried a few simple tests myself and it does indeed appear to work. Seems like a few years ago I was able to reproduce the behavior described at http://defindit.com/readme_files/rsync_backup.html which says that if you use a trailing slash then --delete won't delete top-level directories. Maybe it's been fixed with newer rsync's, or maybe I was confused all along? Either way, it appears to work.
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From: "Kevin Korb" <kmk at sanitarium.net>
To: rsync at lists.samba.org
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:14:53 PM
Subject: Re: rsync, trailing slash, and --delete
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delete will still work.
On 08/11/11 15:06, BJ Quinn wrote:
> I'm trying to rsync a folder like so -
> rsync -aP --delete /home/share_20110801 /lastbackup/share
> Under the /lastbackup folder there is a "share" folder. I'd like to
> rsync all the contents of the "share _20110801" folder directly under
> the the "share" folder under /lastbackup. I know I can add the trailing
> slash to the source directory to accomplish this, but then as I
> understand it --delete won't work in that top-level directories deleted
> in the source won't be deleted in the destination. Is there any way to
> rsync from a folder to a differently named folder without breaking --delete?
> -BJ Quinn
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