borg rdelete

borg [common options] rdelete [options]


-n, --dry-run

do not change repository


output verbose list of archives


force deletion of corrupted archives, use --force --force in case --force does not work.


delete only the local cache for the given repository


keep the local security info when deleting a repository

Common options


This command deletes the complete repository.

When you delete a complete repository, the security info and local cache for it (if any) are also deleted. Alternatively, you can delete just the local cache with the --cache-only option, or keep the security info with the --keep-security-info option.

Always first use --dry-run --list to see what would be deleted.


# delete the whole repository and the related local cache:
$ borg rdelete
You requested to DELETE the repository completely *including* all archives it contains:
repo                                 Mon, 2016-02-15 19:26:54
root-2016-02-15                      Mon, 2016-02-15 19:36:29
newname                              Mon, 2016-02-15 19:50:19
Type 'YES' if you understand this and want to continue: YES