Deletion of destination files

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at
Sun Jun 5 22:30:04 UTC 2016

Kevin Korb <kmk at> writes:

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

Thanks, but unfortunately it does not work either.


> 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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