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hard links are a necessity

hard links are a necessity

Posted Sep 11, 2004 13:35 UTC (Sat) by job (guest, #670)
In reply to: Why not just not support hard links? by walles
Parent article: More notes on reiser4

Hard links is basically the same thing as a file name, so what you're
saying is to limit files to having only one name. This would be to put an
artificial restriction in the file system that people are not used to
(except for the win32 crowd, their system is crippled to start with).

As an example I use hard links for my mp3 folder. Song.mp3 is placed both
in mp3/genres/Pop and mp3/artists/Artist, that way I can browse my
collection according to both artist and genre. But the ability to have
several names (and paths) to one file is useful in lots of other places.

No, this has to be solved in a better way.


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