Caolan McNamara said:
> > http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2000/02-28w2k.asp>> Surely it would be a hard link so if one gets deleted then the other one
> will remain ? Anyhow you could half implement this for pretty much any
> unix os in a very short period of time i.e. a find script that computes
> the md5 hash of each file, sort the list, when there are duplicate
> entries then delete all but one and hard link the deleted names to the
> remaining duplicate.
The Camel book used to have an example script called "lndir" IIRC, which
did exactly this (as long as everything was on one fs of course).
> wanted Im sure you could add a "middling link" to linux which treats
> modification of one of the links the same as a hard link treats a
> deletion of one of its links. Decrement the count but create a copy
> as well and off you go... Pretty much in the spirit of copy on write
> memory accesses.
That would be cool. BTW despite what the slashdotters say, I don't think
that's what MS is talking about -- as far as I can see it's just the same
as lndir did.
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