Delete directories without browsing them

AZ 9901 az9901 at
Sat Aug 3 10:54:39 MDT 2013

Le 3 août 2013 à 18:27, Wayne Davison a écrit :

> 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.


Thank you for your answer !
Don't you think that it could be interesting to have the possibility to skip this checking, to ask Rsync to start deletion from the top of the hierarchy ?
It would for sure speed up deletion of huge directories, like common daily backup directories (made for example with --link-dest).

Thank you very much !

Best regards,


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