With remotes that have a concept of directory, eg Local and Drive, empty directories may be left behind, or not created when one was expected.
This is because rclone doesn’t have a concept of a directory - it only works on objects. Most of the object storage systems can’t actually store a directory so there is nowhere for rclone to store anything about directories.
You can work round this to some extent with the
purge command which
will delete everything under the path, inluding empty directories.
This may be fixed at some point in Issue #100
For the same reason as the above, rclone doesn’t have a concept of a directory - it only works on objects, therefore it can’t preserve the timestamps of directories.