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Re: [Bug-tar] tar fails to preserve hard links with --remove-files

From: Carl Worth
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] tar fails to preserve hard links with --remove-files
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 15:19:25 -0700

On Thu, 2009-07-30 at 23:52 +0300, Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:
> Thanks for reporting.

Thank you, Sergey. And thanks for the quick reply.

> This one is mostly OK, except that I don't see any reason to test the
> remove_files_option value in file_count_links. This will unnecessarily
> inflate the link_table and slow down archive creation.

I had expected to only have to add it in one location, and I thought I
even tested it that way first. (But maybe I made the mistake and added
it to the wrong one.) Anyway, I'm glad to see a version of this land

> I have installed the attached patch.

Excellent. I'll incorporate that into Debian's package for now, and look
forward to seeing this change appear in a future release.


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