[GRASS-dev] Hardlinking raster map files

Helmut Kudrnovsky hellik at web.de
Tue May 22 23:54:32 PDT 2018

NikosAlexandris wrote
> Dears,
> before creating the HPC related Wiki,
> I would like to ask for your advise on hard-linking raster maps files.
> Soeren suggested this as a tip, I understand to save time and space.
> Hard-linking was also mentioned inside the JEODPP (JRC) team at some
> point.
> I have implemented hard-linking raster maps in
> https://gitlab.com/NikosAlexandris/r.internal.sh.
> It's a shell script, does not compile. Will convert in Python, if useful.
> If you hard-link files, how do you perform it?
> If of your interest, what do you think about it?
> What would be important considerations to pay attention to?
> Would you name such a module differently?
> Would you consider soft-linking in addition or instead of?
> Would you add  a "dry-run" option (as in "don't do anything, just show
> what you want to do")?
> Thank you, Nikos
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Would this be portable to other operating systems than linux Like e.g.

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