Re: Hamm frozen, Slink created
Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What keeps mirror from recognizing the hardness of the link and
> reproducing the hard link in the local directory? I'm not suggesting
> that mirror is currently capable of this, just trying to figure out
> why it couldn't be.
There's no way to distinguish between a copied file and a hardlinked
file, without enhancing ftp. Thus, all files must be downloaded
(and md5sums compared -- presumably you maintain a sorted list
of md5s during download) to implement this. With symlinks, you
can avoid the redundant downloads.
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