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SubjectRe: Can't hardlink in different dirs. (BUG#826)
Alexander Viro writes:
> On Fri, 3 Dec 1999, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > On Fri, 3 Dec 1999, Richard Gooch wrote:
> >
> > >A hard link is the ideal solution. Many users can "lock" the file so
> > >that they will retain access to it without consuming more space. When
> > >each user has lost interest, the space is reclaimed.
> >
> > You could continue to take advantage of the hardlink by using the unix
> > groups.
> Andrea, WHAT FOR? Give a rationale for your change, other than
> "let's change it". Name a single benefit of proposed semantics.

The benefit is that you break useful semantics and piss people off.



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