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SubjectRe: [RFC] klibc requirements
On 8 Jan 2002 23:26:46 -0800
"H. Peter Anvin" <> 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

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.

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