Subject: Re: man links: hard/symbolic
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/23/1999 15:39:05
>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.

what links?  you know...that old .so trick.  of course, it
doesn't work too well for compressed man pages.  but it seems to me
that might be an easier fix, no?

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