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Why not just not support hard links?

Why not just not support hard links?

Posted Sep 4, 2004 22:39 UTC (Sat) by jmshh (guest, #8257)
In reply to: Why not just not support hard links? by walles
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 the environment.

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