Just delete extraneous files, without updating other changes?
bryan.pliatsios at wellcom.com.au
Thu Feb 16 19:06:00 MST 2012
thanks so much, I should have read the man page closer:
This tells rsync to skip creating files (including directories) that do not exist yet on the destination. If this option is combined with the --ignore-existing option, no files will be updated (which can be useful if all you want to do is delete extraneous files).
I'm really embarrased. Thanks for not rtfm-ing me.
On 17/02/2012, at 12:57 PM, Kevin Korb wrote:
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> Actually, you want --delete --ignore-non-existing and --ignore-existing
> On 02/16/12 20:55, Kevin Korb wrote:
>> You want --ignore-existing
>> On 02/16/12 20:36, Bryan Pliatsios wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I thought --recursive and --delete-before might be an option
>>> and I can quit rsync when it begins the updates, but the
>>> incremental recursive scanning is disabled and this will
>>> certainly crash rsync as it was before moving to v3.x (too many
>>> I have no experience with --write-batch but I wonder if it's
>>> safe/sane to edit the resulting batch output file, or by doing a
>>> --dry-run | grep "deleting" and fire that list thru rm. Other
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