DO NOT REPLY [Bug 5665] need option to hard link from source tree to dest tree

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Mon Aug 4 14:38:26 GMT 2008

------- Comment #3 from matt at  2008-08-04 09:38 CST -------
(In reply to comment #2)
> 1. an option specifically for this is warranted.


> 2. the new option would operate quite differently from using link_dest, as
> below
> --clone hard links the destination to the source. If necessary, each existing
> destination file is removed first.

The --recheck-basis-dirs option of bug 5644 would make --link-dest work that

> It is an error to use this option unless src
> and dest are on the same volume.

Is it really important for rsync to issue an error in this case?

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