Why not just not support hard links?
Posted Sep 4, 2004 22:39 UTC (Sat) by jmshh
In reply to: Why not just not support hard links?
Parent article: More notes on reiser4
Here is another scenario, where hard links are useful:
I had do make changes to a config file for a program. There was no
source available, the program crashed on reading my version, and the crash
handler removed any temporary stuff.
So I started the program, made a hard link to the temporary output and
waited for the crash. Now I could see how far the program got and
immediately spotted the error.
Disclaimer: Free software makes this unnecessary, good programs provide
at least a debug option that makes temporary stuff survive, and even
better programs give useful error messages. But one can't always choose
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