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[Nmh-workers] repl(1) Insists on Creating ./@.

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: [Nmh-workers] repl(1) Insists on Creating ./@.
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 15:16:53 +0100


repl(1), or rather whatnow(1), insists on creating ./@ as a hard link to
the email being replied to, falling back on a symlink if that fails.
This alters the email's inode's ctime and that can trigger an
incremental backup, e.g. GNU tar, to back up the file again.  On large
emails this is a bit of a pain.

It's arguable that GNU tar could be better in this regard, but perhaps
whatnow(1) can grow an option to always prefer a symlink over a
hardlink?  There's not many systems where soft links don't exist
anymore, and then hard link could be the fall back.

Nice to see this list is still active.  I've been unsubscribed for a


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