Posted: 2013-02-26 16:11
I'm using WinSCP 5.1.4 on Windows Server 2003 SBS to synchronize my website to my server in order to have a backup.
As it might be that multiple people work on the webspace I'd like to preserve a log of what has changed.
I'm using WinSCP with scripting, the script is as follows:
synchronize -delete -criteria=either -transfer=binary local "C:\www.mydomain.com" "/websites/www.mydomain.com"
and I'll call it by use of a batch (.bat) file:
winscp.exe /log=mirror.log /xmllog=mirror.xml /script=mirror-website.script.txt
Everything works as expected (files are synchronized), but in the mirror.xml no delete command is recorded.
So I renamed a file on the server, this is the essential log from mirror.log (I renamed "TEST.rename" to "TEST.2Ren")
. 2013-02-26 15:36:18.774 Remote file '/websites/www.mydomain.com/TEST.2Ren' [2013-02-26T14:19:43.000Z]  is new
< 2013-02-26 15:36:52.431 Script: 'C:\www.mydomain.com\TEST.rename' deleted
but the XML log only shows:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<session xmlns="http://winscp.net/schema/session/1.0" name="email@example.com" start="2013-02-26T14:36:13.883Z">
<filename value="/websites/www.mydomain.com/TEST.2Ren" />
<destination value="C:\www.mydomain.com\TEST.2Ren" />
<result success="true" />
but I would expect that there will also be a `rm` tag in the XML log, stating that the file `TEST.rename` was deleted.
In the documentation (https://winscp.net/eng/docs/logging_xml#rm) it states that the rm tag is associated to `synchronize local|both -delete`.
Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug?
Thank you very much for your support.
Location: Prague, Czechia
The XML log records operations on remote files only.
What applies to <rm> tag too:
Deleting of one (or more) remote file or directory.
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