Need help with this one. I am trying to move some folders from source to destination with error handling (because mv failed to close files looking at rsync now) so far this is what I have. But it’s not deleting source after copy to destination, as well as not excluding folders from list, and not symlinking (I think because the folder did not get deleted)


  • Copy folders then delete at source
  • Exclude some folders with list
  • Do not copy symlinks
  • Create symlink after copy and delete has completed for each folder.


rsync --remove-source-files --safe-links --exclude-from=/scripts/files2keep.txt
-rptgo /test/ /destest && ln -s /destest/ /test/

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