Deletion of destination files

Steven Levine steve53 at
Sun Jun 5 13:39:08 UTC 2016

In <87bn3frk92.fsf at>, on 06/05/16
   at 10:40 AM, Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at> said:

Hi Rodolfo,

> $ rsync --dry-run -vrt --delete --modify-window=1 file1 file2 file3 ...

>not happen.  In rsync `man' page I can't find a solution.

It comes up so often on the list that this should be a FAQ.

Check out


It is almost always the best solution for understanding why rsync is
processing a given file a certain way.  --verbose is typically more
helpful when diagnosing problems with complex filters and other obscure


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