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DeHackEd
Bill Ate Tux's Rocket

join:2000-12-07
reply to Bill_MI

Re: Why ever use a hard link?

Reasons:

  • You can delete either end freely and not break a symlink

  • A hard link can be inside and outside a chroot jail; a symlink is blocked by the chroot barrier

  • Some programs behave differently when faced with a hard link vs a symlink

  • They do use a bit less disk space since the actual "pointer" aspect (naming the target file) isn't necessary

Take your pick. I got more.
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