On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 02:05:35PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> >   and .git/refs/head/master is hardlinked between both trees.

OK, I was more-or-less assuming that 'cp -Rl tree1 tree2' was always a
valid thing to do.

Clearly if it's not then all of this is somewhat moot.

> You shouldn't hardlink whole trees. Git will not guarantee that it
> breaks the links.

I can live with that, until now though I wasn't aware that hardlinked
trees were a bad-thing.

> Your script was tens of lines of code, and it was BUGGY.

Yeah well, I'm a retard.

> Hardlink git _object_ directories. That's a totally different thing.

I was under the misconception that hardlink entire trees was

I would however like to be able to hardlink more than just the
_object_ directory --- hardlinking the source is quite nice too.
Might that be considered safe?  (I'm of course assuming that editors
do write + rename when saving their buffers).

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