[CentOS] RSync Problem

Fri Feb 14 14:10:12 UTC 2014
Joseph Hesse <joehesse at gmail.com>

I use an external USB drive and rsync to back up everything in /home.
The USB drive has an entry in fstab and I mount it with "# mount /mnt"
The rsync command I use is:

rsync -av --delete --include='.thunderbird' --include='.filezilla' 
--include='.putty' \
--exclude='.*' --exclude='Desktop' --exclude='VirtualBox*' /home/* 

After I deleted one of the users on my system, including their home 
directory, I ran the rsync command.
I found that the deleted user's home directory wasn't deleted from 
I thought that the --delete option deleted everything on the destination 
that was not on the source.

Please help.
Thank you,