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Re: backup-by-copying-when-linked

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: backup-by-copying-when-linked
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 23:15:43 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > I have to admit, I consider this default behaviour pretty rude.
>> In other circumstances, the other behavior is pretty rude as well.
> While I consider the default Emacs behaviour to be appropriate, it is
> possible to detect that a file has hardlinks and warn if you're saving to
> such a file.

Warning might be a good feature and even a good default, indeed, since both
options can be quite rude: sometimes the links are really there because
you really want to keep those N places equal, and other times the links
should only be there as long as the N files are equal.


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