If you're willing to switch to soft links, many SCM tools (including git) will
handle those correctly. Plus tar will save the link rather than more copies of
>> From: peter <ing...@gmail.com>
>> When I followed your last instructions I stumbled upon a few hardlinks in
>> the tar-file from my original source. And, as I understood Git treats these
>> hardlinks as separate files. And yes, in the tar-file from Git I found a
>> few exact copy's for several binaries. But now all with a unique
>> inode-number, wheras these files in the original tar-file had the same
>> inode .........
>OK, that explains why when you deleted a bunch of binary files, it
>almost exactly fixed the space consumption -- those deleted files were
>the "other copies" of the hardlinked files.
>> 1) Use pre- & post-scripts in Git to prepare the source (undo it from
>> hardlinks, replace them with soft ones)
>> 2) Look for a third party tool that does this for me
>> 3) Take a look at SVN or Mercurial to see if this could be more suitable
>> for this specific goal (although I realy would like to stick to Git !)
>I doubt that there's any source-control system that handles hardlinks
>as such. Hardlinks are very Unix-specific and considered somewhat
>treacherous, so there aren't a lot of situations where they're used.
>If you really, really want to use hardlinks in your working copies,
>you'll want to have a script you can run post-checkout that
>reconstructs the hardlinks correctly. And I suppose have a
>version-controlled control file that lists what sets of files are
>alternative links to the same underlying file.
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