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Re: Bug#509685: ITP: hardlink -- Hardlink multiple copies of the same file

>> We already have these packages:
>>   fdupes
>>   perforate
> AFAIK, they do not replace files, they just find them.

Wrong, fdupe from perforate does link them together if one wants to.

> 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.

Or you just use rsync with --link-dest and don't need a second tool for
it at all.

bye, Joerg
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