Bug 11671 - --files-from= with nonexistant files and --delete-missing-args complains about vanished source files
Summary: --files-from= with nonexistant files and --delete-missing-args complains abou...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-01-13 18:23 UTC by Vegard Nossum
Modified: 2016-01-13 18:23 UTC (History)
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Description Vegard Nossum 2016-01-13 18:23:13 UTC

rsync seems to indicate that files have disappeared during the transfer when this is not the case.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Create files.txt with "foo/bar". (Make sure "foo/" doesn't exist.)

2. Run: rsync --delete-missing-args -v --files-from=files.txt . remote-host:


building file list ... 
file has vanished: "/home/vegard/foo"
default_perms_for_dir: sys_acl_get_file(foo, ACL_TYPE_DEFAULT): No such file or directory, falling back on umask

sent 30 bytes  received 129 bytes  45.43 bytes/sec
total size is 0  speedup is 0.00
rsync warning: some files vanished before they could be transferred (code 24) at main.c(1183) [sender=3.1.0]

Expected behaviour:

With --delete-missing-args I would expect nonexistant files (and files in nonexistant directories) to be deleted on the remote host without any warnings or error codes.


Check for exit code 24 and ignore it. (But this has the drawback of potentially ignoring warnings about files which really did disappear after rsync had been started.)