On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 12:24 -0700, rumcho wrote:
> Is there a "pretend" option in rsync that will just show the transfers it is
> going to do without actually doing any transfers?

The --dry-run option disables actually doing the transfers. You would
use it in combination with whatever output options you like (-v, -i,
--out-format, etc.).

> Or even better, after it shows the transfers it is about to do to prompt if
> user would like to proceed.

That is not currently implemented. One way this could work is to use
--delay-updates --delete-after and prompt the user just before the
delayed update/delete pass. If the user cancels, staged files will be
left in .~tmp~ directories in the destination, but these can easily be
deleted by a shell script.


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