why not avoid using "--remove-source-files" and delete files manually/via extra step afterwards ?
Am 17.10.22 um 08:59 schrieb Sridhar Sarnobat via rsync:
90% of my data losses are caused by rsync'ing from dir A to dir A (accidental incorrect copy and paste, or where dir B is a symlink to dir A). The source gets erased unintentionally. It may seem dumb but when you get really long commands and really long file paths it will happen a 1-2 times a yearwhen I'm doing it dozens/hundreds of times every week. *Is there an existing mechanism to protect against this?* rsync should logically never erase all copies of data. I know I can backup files (which I do for my smaller drives), or create wrapper scripts but I'm not asking about those.I don't think adopting --dry-run is practical being such a heavy user (and moreover, it's unlikely to warn what will happen). I'm not a C developer so I probably can't do this myself but if anyone's encouraging me to then I'd give it a shot. Sridhar Sarnobat San Jose, CA 95128 | USA Phone: +1 (650) 260-3851 | ss...@cornell.edu SMS me via email: 6073395...@txt.att.net Google Chat: sarnobat.hotm...@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/sridhar.sarnobat http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarnobat <http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarnobat> http://github.com/sarnobat
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