[Solved] Can I make rclone delete the duplicated file found in the source while using "rclone move"?


#1

EDIT: rclone does that job after checking. It just shows “ignore” first, but later it will delete. Sorry for the confusion!!

While using rclone move, I found that when encountering duplicated files in the destination compared to the source, it gives a “- ignore” feedback, but in my case, ideally, if there are duplicates found in the destination, just delete the files found in the source as well.

So I want to know if I can do that. Happy new year guys!


#2

Yes, rclone will delete stuff only when it is sure the file is in its new position…


#3
      --delete-before                       When synchronizing, delete files on destination before transfering

You can use this, but I highly recommend using dryrun first.