Summary: --ignore-errors only ignores but does not delete
Product: rsync
Version: 2.6.6
Platform: x86
OS/Version: Linux
Status: NEW
Severity: normal
Priority: P3
Component: core

if I
rsync --files-from=.rsync -ruvvvv --delete --ignore-errors transfer/
opening tcp connection to port 873
opening connection using --server -vvvvurR --delete --ignore-errors .
(Client) Protocol versions: remote=27, negotiated=27
building file list ...
[sender] make_file(fil1.txt,*,2)
[sender] make_file(fil2.txt,*,2)
rsync: link_stat "/home/mark/transfer/fil3.txt" failed: No such file or
directory (2)
[sender] make_file(fil4.txt,*,2)
[sender] make_file(fil5.txt,*,2)
[sender] make_file(fil6.txt,*,2)
[sender] make_file(fil7.txt,*,2)
[sender] i=0 fil1.txt mode=0100644 len=0 flags=0
[sender] i=1 fil2.txt mode=0100644 len=0 flags=0
[sender] i=2 fil4.txt mode=0100644 len=0 flags=0
[sender] i=3 fil5.txt mode=0100644 len=0 flags=0
[sender] i=4 fil6.txt mode=0100644 len=0 flags=0
[sender] i=5 fil7.txt mode=0100644 len=0 flags=0
send_file_list done
file list sent
send_files starting
send_files phase=1
send files finished
total: matches=0 tag_hits=0 false_alarms=0 data=0

sent 99 bytes received 12 bytes 222.00 bytes/sec
total size is 0 speedup is 0.00
_exit_cleanup(code=0, file=main.c, line=791): entered
rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(791)
_exit_cleanup(code=0, file=main.c, line=791): about to call exit(23)

where .rsync contains all of the files (but not the directories) last copied.
I do now want to include directories in the .rsync file
fil3.txt is not deleted from the

The total batch file is

rsync --files-from=.rsync -aruv --delete --ignore-errors --existing
~/transfer/ $SERVER::transfer/
rsync -LrPvz --delete $SERVER::transfer/ ~/transfer/
rsync -r --list-only --log-format=%L ~/transfer/ ~/transfer/ | grep --
regexp='^-' | cut -c 44- > .rsync

Unless I am missing something the batch file should allow files deleted from
the ~/transfer/ to be deleted from $server::transfer/

I am having problems with the first rsync command

If I remove the --ignore-errors, it mentions that an IO error has occured -
skipping file deletion.

If this is a problem in my understanding of rsync, I am terribly sorry.

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