hardlink

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NAME

hardlink - Consolidate duplicate files via hardlinks  

SYNOPSIS

hardlink [-c] [-n] [-v] [-h] directory1 [ directory2 ... ]  

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents hardlink, a program which consolidates duplicate files in one or more directories using hardlinks.

hardlink traverses one or more directories searching for duplicate files. When it finds duplicate files, it uses one of them as the master. It then removes all other duplicates and places a hardlink for each one pointing to the master file. This allows for conservation of disk space where multiple directories on a single filesystem contain many duplicate files.

Since hard links can only span a single filesystem, hardlink is only useful when all directories specified are on the same filesystem.  

OPTIONS

-c
Compare only the contents of the files being considered for consolidation. Disregards permission, ownership and other differences.
-n
Do not perform the consolidation; only print what would be changed.
-v
Enable verbose logging.
-vv
Enable even more verbose logging.
-h
Show help.
 

AUTHOR

hardlink was written by Jakub Jelinek <jakub@redhat.com>.

Man page written by Brian Long.

Man page updated by Jindrich Novy <jnovy@redhat.com>


 

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