Re: Bug#509685: ITP: hardlink -- Hardlink multiple copies of the same file
Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 12:04:43PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
>> Julian Andres Klode wrote:
>>> Hardlink is a tool which detects multiple copies of the same file and replaces
>>> them with hardlinks.
>>> The idea has been taken from http://code.google.com/p/hardlinkpy/, but the
>>> code has been written from scratch and licensed under the MIT license.
>> Do we really need another tool like this?
>> We already have these packages:
> AFAIK, they do not replace files, they just find them.
That's not correct. From the manpage of finddup, part of perforate:
link the identical files together
>> Plus a host of tools that do backups, datapacker that packs things onto
>> DVDs, and the like, using hard links.
> hardlink can be used to link files in multiple backup trees,
> and also features options to maximize/minimize the link count,
> and much more.
> Imagine you have two backups, each on a different filesystem. Now you
> want to have them both on one filesystem. In this situation, you can use
> hardlink to link all common files in the backups together.