Mainly useful for things like chrooting nowadays AFAIK.
Why not just not support hard links?
Posted Sep 2, 2004 10:03 UTC (Thu) by walles (guest, #954)
Posted Sep 2, 2004 11:26 UTC (Thu) by hensema (guest, #980)
However, with hard links, you only need one instance of a file on disk, which saves space.
Note that hard linking from inside a chroot to main system files (such as /bin/bash) is not a very smart thing to do, as chrooted users can then modify exactly the files you wanted to prevent them from modifying. So you always need two copies of a file.
Posted Sep 2, 2004 12:04 UTC (Thu) by flewellyn (subscriber, #5047)
Posted Sep 2, 2004 12:52 UTC (Thu) by maniax (subscriber, #4509)
Posted Sep 2, 2004 16:35 UTC (Thu) by Ross (guest, #4065)
Posted Sep 2, 2004 19:52 UTC (Thu) by oak (guest, #2786)
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