deduplicate mode?

Harald Dunkel harald.dunkel at
Mon Dec 12 13:31:03 UTC 2016

Have you considered to introduce a "deduplicate mode" for
rsync, replacing duplicate files in the destination directory
by hard links?

Of course there might be a lot of problems together with
this feature, but on creating backups it could help to
save a lot of disk space.

--link-dest might be interesting in this context, too.


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