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Re: Bug#281670: ITP: fl-cow -- copy-on-write utility


On Tue, Nov 16, 2004 at 10:57:00PM -0500, Dafydd Harries wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name    : fl-cow
>   Version         : 0.4
>   Upstream Author : Davide Libenzi
> * URL             : http://xmailserver.org/flcow.html
> * License         : GPL
>   Description     : copy-on-write utility
> Fl-cow allows you to utilise hard links to save disk space by causing
> hard-linked files to be copied rather than overwritten as they are changed.
> This is useful for making changes to large source trees while keeping a copy
> of the original tree to generate patches from. Also, if you are using the
> Arch revision control system with working copies hard-linked to a revision
> library, using fl-cow can prevent revision library corruption.

What kind of thing is this actually: a kernel patch, a prelinked library
a file-system, etc.?  I think this information should be added to the
package description.


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