contact at sciss.de
Thu May 14 15:39:10 PDT 2009
ok, thanks for clarification! i have been using symlinks a lot and
they have a visual cue in the finder, so i didn't know this other
type of link existed. the thing of keeping the file when the original
is deleted is kind of nice, i must say.
Am 14.05.2009 um 23:42 schrieb Paul Davis:
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 5:34 PM, Sciss <contact at sciss.de> wrote:
>> ezra:~ rutz$ ls -la
>> total 4739176
>> drwxr-xr-x 7 rutz rutz 238 May 14 23:31 .
>> drwxr-xr-x 4 rutz rutz 136 May 14 23:27 ..
>> -rw-r--r-- 2 rutz rutz 1143092790 Apr 18 22:30
>> -rw-r--r-- 2 rutz rutz 224993334 Apr 18 22:34
>> -rw-r--r-- 6 rutz rutz 352788066 May 14 19:07
>> -rw-r--r-- 5 rutz rutz 352788066 May 14 19:20 HMSS_SchH_MKov.aif
>> -rw-r--r-- 5 rutz rutz 352788066 May 14 19:16
>> what does that mean? in fact i have the feeling now with the
>> global option
>> unchecked it really doesn't eat my HD space....
> ardour tries to be clever in this case (files were already on the same
> partition). it does something that to a user with not much experience
> of Unix as an operating system looks like a copy, but actually is not
> (its called a "hard link").
> there have been arguments that ardour should *not* do this.
> the bottom line is that its not making a copy of your files. it is
> simply creating a hard link so that if you inadvertently removed the
> original file, it won't vanish from within the session.
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