[EXT] pretest 2021 begin

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Fri Feb 26 13:38:03 CET 2021

Hi Philip,

> rsync -a --delete --exclude="mactex*" somemirror::/some/path/ /your/local/dir
> Not being fully awake, I launched CMD but failed to change directory from C:\Windows\System32 to C:\TeX\Live\2021\Pre-test, and as a result, "rsync" attempted to delete everything in (and under) C:\Windows\System32.

No, no, and again no.

Unless you have a very very strange rsync.

> rsync -a --delete --exclude="mactex*" somemirror::/some/path/ /your/local/dir
> that will report if the current directory is not empty, and either abort unconditionally or, at the very least, await confirmation from the user that he/she realises that everything in and under the current directory is about to be deleted and is happy with this ?

There is no difference in the call, you probably simply misstyped

(Not that expected anything else from you, though!)



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