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Re: [leafnode-list] Moving a spool folder

David Given <dg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>(Is there any fundamental 
>reason why Leafnode couldn't use soft links?)

One nice thing about hard links is that you don't have
to worry about dangling references if the original
file is deleted.

If you used soft links, every time you deleted the
"real" file you would have to check to see if there
were any references to it that needed to be fixed.

Since all the hard links are "real" files, you don't
have that problem -- you keep unlinking them until
the last unlink frees up the disk space.  So in some
ways it is quite an elegant use of the file system.

Hope this helps,

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