> however, the data will be read and written twice by the
> 1st (source) `tar', and read twice by the 2nd (sink) `tar',
> albeit only written once as the sink realizes the second
> copy is a hard link to the first.
Eh?!? Oh wait... <pause while original mail is re-read>
Doh. Sorry, I automatically read 'soft' in front of 'links', despite all
evidence to the contrary. I thought the original question was a bit
On that note: is there any real benefit to using hard links? I avoid them as
a rule, and cannot think of any good reason to use them at the moment.
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