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Dry run

23 Nov 2020

Microblog posting from 23 Nov 2020 at 17:11:34 +00:00.

I almost always “dry run” commands that can delete files. E.g., ‘rsync -n --delete -var /path1/src/ /path2/target/’. But since it’s Monday and I was in a hurry, I ran ‘rsync --delete -var /path1/src/ /path2/’ without doing a dry run first. Much pain followed. #sigh #backups