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From: Sebastian Rose <sebastian_rose@gmx.de>
To: Bernt Hansen <bernt@norang.ca>
Cc: emacs-orgmode Mailinglist <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Re: MORE: Using git via USB for personal org dir and other data files
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 16:07:41 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87iqmtmgci.fsf@kassiopeya.MSHEIMNETZ> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87r61hann9.fsf@legolas.norang.ca> (Bernt Hansen's message of "Sat, 28 Feb 2009 23:10:50 -0500")

Bernt Hansen <bernt@norang.ca> writes:
>>     $ git clone -l --no-hardlinks --bare . /path/to/usb/stick
> I've never used -l --no-hardlinks when creating repos on my usb stuck.
> vfat filesystems don't support hard links and you can't make use of
> hard links across filesystems.

That's true :)

I just copy this from my every-day-git.org. Everything I don't work on
anymore goes there to keep the number of workspaces at a minimum. I tend
to start a lot of little projects as test balloons (or just out of
curiousity) and keep them for reference. I'm always afraid to lose some
trick I found and that does not make it into one of my real projects :)

But even then, --no-hardlinks is not needed. It's a bad habbit even, since
I waste disk space that way. Removing .git in my workspace will never
remove any of the cloned (local, on same filesystem) repos, since files
_are_ hard links, and the data is reachable as long, as at least one
hard link exists (that's the difference between hard links and symbolic

At least that's how I understand hard links on Linux.

`du' does take that into account:

$ mkdir test
$ cd test
$ touch file.c
$ cat /some/file > link.c
$ du -h
16K	.
$ ln file.c link.c
$ du -h
16K	.
$ ln link.c link2.c
$ du -h
16K	.
$ ls -l
insgesamt 36
-rw-r--r-- 3 sebastian sebastian 8988  1. Mär 16:02 file.c
-rw-r--r-- 3 sebastian sebastian 8988  1. Mär 16:02 link2.c
-rw-r--r-- 3 sebastian sebastian 8988  1. Mär 16:02 link.c

No matter how many hard links I add: the disk usage stays the
same. One more point for git!

OK, I'll adjust my habbits :)


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  reply	other threads:[~2009-03-01 15:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-02-28  5:11 Alan E. Davis
2009-02-28 11:58 ` Ian Barton
2009-02-28 13:32 ` Bernt Hansen
2009-02-28 20:00   ` Sebastian Rose
2009-02-28 20:01     ` Bernt Hansen
2009-02-28 22:07       ` Sebastian Rose
2009-03-01  1:10         ` Sebastian Rose
     [not found]           ` <7bef1f890902281810n1ccda333yada4e62082bd92c8@mail.gmail.com>
     [not found]             ` <87zlg655pk.fsf@kassiopeya.MSHEIMNETZ>
     [not found]               ` <7bef1f890902281903xa296051xa844059dd4e392a7@mail.gmail.com>
2009-03-01  3:04                 ` Alan E. Davis
2009-03-01  3:05                   ` Alan E. Davis
2009-03-01  4:57                     ` Bernt Hansen
2009-03-01  4:10                   ` Bernt Hansen
2009-03-01 15:07                     ` Sebastian Rose [this message]
2009-03-02 13:54 Alan
2009-03-02 15:28 ` Bernt Hansen

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