Subject: man links: hard/symbolic
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/23/1999 15:31:07
So it seems that the man pages in the sets use hard links, not symbolic
links, to link man pages that share text.  This has a big drawback:  it
makes compressing the shipped man pages nearly impossible without *lots* of
funny work.

I'd like to propose a switch to symlinks by default, possibly for 1.4 but
I'm not holding my breath on that.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.