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Old 09-03-2008, 02:07 AM   #1
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rsync not deleting folders on remote machine

While looking all over the internet I could not find an exact answer to my problem.

I am trying to synchronize Linux with Mac OS X over ssh. When I execute the following command after deleting a folder (from Documents folder) in the Linux computer (source):

rsync -avz --delete --exclude '.DS_Store' /home/alex/Documents/ Alex@"/Users/Alex/Documents/'Mis Documentos'/"

...all the information in the folder is deleted from the target machine (Mac OS X) but not the folder.

Any clue why?
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Try -m/--prune-empty-dirs and see if that works
Old 09-03-2008, 10:15 AM   #3
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It works fine now

Originally Posted by billymayday View Post
Try -m/--prune-empty-dirs and see if that works
Thanks for your reply.

I figured it out, the problem was: --exclude '.DS_Store'

Since only Mac OS generates those files, it is not necessary to exclude them when sending information from Linux to Mac.

The following revised string works fine:
rsync -avz --delete /home/alex/Documents/ Alex@"/Users/Alex/Documents/'Mis Documentos'/"


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