[Ardour-Users] interchange/audiofiles

Brett Clark brett.clark at zirous.com
Thu May 14 14:18:22 PDT 2009

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Just a thought:  if they are on the same partition and Ardour
does a hard-link, then how are you validating that the files
are copies instead of links?

If you do an 'ls -l' what is the number after the permissions

- -rw-r--r--  2 oracle dba      3717 May 14 16:12 brett1.log 
What is this number?  In my example, this is a hard-link to 
another file, although it could appear to have a size of its
own, it truly doesn't take any additional space on the hdd.

- --Brett

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From: ardour-users-bounces at lists.ardour.org [mailto:ardour-users-bounces at lists.ardour.org] On Behalf Of Sciss
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:11 PM
To: Jörn Nettingsmeier
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Subject: Re: [Ardour-Users] interchange/audiofiles

my files are on the same partition....

Am 14.05.2009 um 22:19 schrieb Jörn Nettingsmeier:

> Paul Davis wrote:
>> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Sciss <contact at sciss.de> wrote:
>>> hi,
>>> whenever i import audio files to the region list, unchecking  
>>> "copy files" is
>>> not respected. ardour always creates copies in
>>> <SessionFolder>/interchange/<NameOfSession>/audiofiles , which is  
>>> very
>>> costly with large files. how can i avoid that the files are  
>>> copied? this is
>>> with ardour 2.8 on osx 10.4
>> Options -> Misc -> Always copy files to session
>> and if you ask "why show the option to not copy if this is enabled?",
>> then i agree with you :)
> hmm. afair, not copying the files is only possible if the session
> directory resides on the *same partition* as the to-be-imported file,
> since ardour tries to use hard links - or did that change?
> i think this is what sciss is seeing.
> maybe a symlink option should be added (but then the user must take  
> care
> not to nuke the original file, obviously).
> -- 
> Jörn Nettingsmeier
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