rsync -H with --link-dest

Gareth Evans donotspam at
Wed Nov 18 01:01:32 UTC 2020


man rsync for -H includes:

"If you specify a --link-dest directory that contains hard links, the linking of the destination files against the --link-dest files can cause some paths in the destination to become linked together due to the --link-dest associations."

Can anyone explain how and why this happens?  What scenario might lead to it?


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