Subject: Re: link(1) - when did it disappear?
To: Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/18/1999 17:49:36
On Sun, 18 Jul 1999, Greg Hudson wrote:

: > Even if you hard link a directory, you're not wasting an inode.  What
: > do you think "." and ".." are, anyway?
: You misunderstood.  The case in question was not hard-linking a
: directory; it was mirroring the directory structure and hard-linking
: all the files.

The original question was about hard-linking directories, which I believe
was being addressed here by the "Even if..." clause.

-- Todd Vierling (