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bug#42620: hard link improvement for gzip (wishlist item)

From: Harald Dunkel
Subject: bug#42620: hard link improvement for gzip (wishlist item)
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:44:38 +0200
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On 2020-07-31 08:26, Harald Dunkel wrote:
Looking at a file with n references by hard links:

n=1 is the trivial case. No changes needed.

All involved directories are read-only: Another trivial case
to be ignored here.

For n>1:

I would suggest that the file is compressed and the directory
entries are adjusted accordingly, if the directories can be

PS: All paths to the file have to be given on the gzip command line,
of course. I don't expect gzip to search for all references.


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