Using the --delete option with Rsync

  • Posted on September 1, 2014
  • PhilAsked by Phil

When using the --delete option with Rsync, does this command go on a separate line or does it prepend the full rsync command syntax? Thank you in advance.

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You use the --delete flag on the same line, like so:

rsync -avz --delete user@ip.address:/path/to/files/ .

Remember to take care with the --delete flag. You might want to test your command with the --dry-run flag first.