why doesn't -a include -H ?

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Sat Oct 7 15:04:11 GMT 2006

On Sat, Oct 07, 2006 at 04:14:54PM +0200, Louis-David Mitterrand wrote:
> Just curious: why would "archive" mode not preserve hard-links (-H) ?

The option used to be way too expensive to be the default, so it was
only enabled for people who needed that processing.  It has gotten much
better in the 2.6.x versions, but is still not enabled by default for
historical reasons.


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