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    SubjectRe: [RFC] klibc requirements
    On 8 Jan 2002 23:26:46 -0800
    "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
    > *** Handling of hard links
    >
    > When a nondirectory with c_nlink > 1 is seen, the (c_maj,c_min,c_ino)
    > tuple is looked up in a tuple buffer. If not found, it is entered in
    > the tuple buffer and the entry is created as usual; if found, a hard
    > link rather than a second copy of the file is created. It is not

    HPA,
    gnu cpio (v 2.4.2) actually puts the contents in the *last*
    entry, for hardlinks in "newc" format. This probably means you should
    specify that if it's a found tuple, and c_filesize is non-zero,
    overwrite the contents of the file.

    Cheers!
    Rusty.
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