Shaun Jackman sjackman at
Fri Mar 24 00:39:13 UTC 2006

On 3/23/06, Rich Felker <dalias at> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 04:37:58PM -0700, Shaun Jackman wrote:
> > Can someone please explain to me what
> > CONFIG_FEATURE_PRESERVE_HARDLINKS does? coreutils/ says,
> > "Allow cp and mv to preserve hard links.", which I find a bit cryptic.
> I think it means that if you recursively copy a tree containing 1000
> hard links to a single 1k file, the copied tree will only take ~1k
> instead of ~1M.
> Rich

Ah, that makes so much sense now. Thanks, Rich!


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