Delete directories without browsing them

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sat Aug 3 10:27:49 MDT 2013

On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 2:25 AM, AZ 9901 <az9901 at> wrote:

> If so, is there a way to tell Rsync the following ?
> "delete this top directory and all its files, but stop lacking time with
> comparisons against the incl/excl list for each element of this top
> directory"

No, rsync will always make a list of the files and check if any are
"protected" from deletion before it removes the file.

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