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Re: MBR partitioning, and content after partition table but before first partition




On 03/14/2017 04:52 AM, The Wanderer wrote:
On 2017-03-13 at 23:36, David Christensen wrote:

Is anyone aware of a utility that can walk a file system and replace
 identical files with hard links?

Try rdfind. It's in Debian; I don't use it myself, largely because the
(accepted upstream years ago) feature request for a "-minsize" option
(to replace or extend the "-ignoreempty" option) which I need for my use
case has not apparently been implemented yet - but finding duplicate
files is exactly what it's meant for, and one of its available "actions"
is to replace the duplicate files with hardlinks.

rdfind looks like just what I wanted.  Thanks for the tip.  :-)


David