Deletion of destination files

Kevin Korb kmk at
Sun Jun 5 18:28:17 UTC 2016

See --delete-missing-args (a fairly new feature)

On 06/05/2016 06:40 AM, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Hi to all rsync users.
> rsync's `--delete' option works fine in the following example: I'm sending all
> the content of /home/rodolfo from machine1 to /home/rodolfo in machine2:
>  $ rsync --dry-run -vrtul --delete --exclude='/.*' .
> , and --delete works perfectly.  Instead, in this other example:
>  $ rsync --dry-run -vrt --delete --modify-window=1 file1 file2 file3
> ... /mnt/pendrive/rodolfo
> I'm copying various files and directories from different places of my home
> directory to a directory named `rodolfo' which is on the pendrive.  I want that
> all the files that are not listed among `file1 file2 file3 ...' in the above
> command were deleted in the destination, but this does not happen.  In rsync
> `man' page I can't find a solution.  Please, whoever can, any suggestion about
> how to do what I want.
> Thanks in advance for any help,
> Rodolfo

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