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My source folder contains only symbolic links to different directories:

symlink1 -> /path/to/dir1

symlink2 -> /path/to/dir2

I want rsync to delete synch'd links from the source on success. I tried adding --copy-links to follow symblinks and --remove-source-files to remove them.

rsync -vrhuz --copy-links --remove-source-files --progress -e ssh username@remotehost:/path/containing/links /local/path

Unfortunately this will delete the files linked by the symbolic links instead of the symbolic links themself, which is I want to achieve.

Any suggestions, maybe using other techniques if rsync alone is not enough?

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You could use --links instead of --copy-links, it will remove symlinks (not referenced links), but it will sync symlinks, not referenced directories.

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