I am trying to mirror a directory that changes over time to another directory. My problem is that rsync is not deleting files on destination if they aren't existing in source directory anymore. Here is a demo script:
#!/bin/sh set -x DIR1=/tmp/1 DIR2=/tmp/2 rm -rf $DIR1 rm -rf $DIR2 mkdir $DIR1 mkdir $DIR2 echo "foo" > $DIR1/a echo "bar" > $DIR1/b rsync -a $DIR1/* $DIR2 rm -f $DIR1/a rsync -a --delete $DIR1/* $DIR2 ls -1 $DIR2
Here is the output:
+ DIR1=/tmp/1 + DIR2=/tmp/2 + rm -rf /tmp/1 + rm -rf /tmp/2 + mkdir /tmp/1 + mkdir /tmp/2 + echo foo + echo bar + rsync -a /tmp/1/a /tmp/1/b /tmp/2 + rm -f /tmp/1/a + rsync -a --delete /tmp/1/b /tmp/2 + ls -1 /tmp/2 a b
As you can see, file "a" is still present in destination directory after rsync runs for the second time, which is not what I need. Am I misusing the '--delete' option?