Hartmut Goebel <h.goe...@crazy-compilers.com> writes:

> I hafe a huge pile of files in /gnu/store/.links/, but they seem not to
> belong to the store:

/gnu/store/.links is a content-addressed index of every file in the
store, used to implement deduplication.  When a file is added to the
store, a hash of its contents is computed and looked up in
/gnu/store/.links/<hash>.  If it exists, a hard link to the existing
file is made instead.

      Mark

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