From: Wynne, Conor (conor_wynne at domain maxtor.com)
Date: Mon 22 Jul 2002 - 15:55:50 IST
Use the GUI and don't delete files, use the other option, whats it called
again, the dustbin or something ;-)
Conor who only knows about symbolic links ;-))
I'm pretty sure that I have a softlink from
The /mnt/pub....../seti.. directory resides on an external raidvolume and
/home/../seti is on the internal IDE2 drive.
So I dont have to cd around the gaf. I suppose that would count as across
If you're wondering [probably not] why /mnt/public is there twice, its
because I restored from tapebackup and I didn't know that it keeps the
directory structure. I know now ;-)
Actually, how can I fix that quickly and easily? I thought about firstly
mv'ing the structure to /tmp. Then copying it back again but I'm sure some
wee genius knows a quickie solution. Mind you I never even bothered trying a
its not a priority now that its all linked anyway.
hum. interesting variation on the classic technique of
redefining `rm' to `mv' the files into `./.trash/' (or
with a prefix of `#' or a suffix of `~'; the variations
are endless). these classic techniques only provide a
means to roll back accidental `rm's, so there is still
considerable scope for data lost as there are other ways
of deleting files --- which is not a problem for this
hard link idea.
but, like the classic techniques, there is no rolling
back of accidental overwrites.
( rolling back overwrites reminds me of the "snapshot"
facility on NetWork Appliance fileservers. and of the
various "versioning" filesystems which appeared --- and
then vanished? --- over the years.... )
one severe(?) gotcha is some files shouldn't have any
hard links. both RCS *,v (and hence CVS) and SCCS s.*
files are like this --- the RCS(/CVS?)/SCCS toolsets
complain if there are hard links.
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