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Old 05-19-2017
Move directory with rsync and delete from source

I need a rsync command which will exclude certain files and directories from source and copy the rest. I got this command working,

sudo rsync -avzh --exclude 'bin' --exclude 'braintree' --exclude 'colinmollenhour' --exclude 'composer' --exclude 'doctrine' --exclude 'fabpot' --exclude 'justinrainbow' --exclude 'league' --exclude 'lusitanian' --exclude 'magento' --exclude 'monolog' --exclude 'oyejorge' --exclude 'pdepend'  --exclude 'pelago' --exclude 'phpmd' --exclude 'phpseclib' --exclude 'phpunit' --exclude 'psr' --exclude 'sebastian' --exclude 'seld'  --exclude 'sjparkinson'  --exclude 'squizlabs'  --exclude 'symfony'  --exclude 'tedivm'  --exclude 'theseer' --exclude 'tubalmartin' --exclude 'zendframework' --exclude 'autoload.php' /var/www/html/magento2/vendor/ /var/www/html/magento2/app/code/

Now this works fine. It does copy everything other than excluded directories but i want this to delete the copied files from source location too. Please advise.

# 2  
Old 05-19-2017
Does your rsync version offer the
--remove-source-files sender removes synchronized files (non-dir)
option? If not, log to a file, and create a removal script from the log.
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Old 05-20-2017

--remove-source-files is only applicable for files. I need to remove directories too.


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