Is this possible with rsync?
Transfer everything from
dest:/path/to/other/dir and delete some of the source files in
src:path/to/dir that match a pattern (or size limit) but keep all other files. I couldn't find a way to limit
--remove-source-files with a regexp or size limit.
Update1 (clarification): I'd like all files in
src:path/to/dir to be copied to
dest:/path/to/other/dir. Once this is done, I'd like to have some files (those that match a regexp or size limit) in
src:path/to/dir deleted but don't want to have anything deleted in
Update2 (more clarification): Unfortunately, I can't simply rsync everything and then manually delete the files matching my regexp from src:. The files to be deleted are continuously created.
So let's say there are N files of the type I'd like to delete after the transfer in src: when rsync starts. By the time rsync finishes there will be N+M such files there. If I now delete them manually, I'll lose the M files that were created while rsync was running.
Hence I'd like to have a solution that guarantees that the only files deleted from src: are those known to be successfully copied over to dest:. I could fetch a file list from dest: after the rsync is complete, and compare that list of files with what I have in src:, and then do the removal manually. But I was wondering if rsync can do this by itself.