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       hardlink - Link multiple copies of a file


       hardlink [option]...  [directory]...


       hardlink  is  a  tool  which  replaces copies of a file with hardlinks,
       therefore saving space.


       -h or --help
              print quick usage details to the screen.

       -v or --verbose
              More verbose output. If specified once, every hardlinked file is
              displayed, if specified twice, it also shows every comparison.

       -n or --dry-run
              Do not act, just print what would happen

       -f or --respect-name
              Only try to link files with the same (basename).

       -p or --ignore-mode
              Link/compare  files even if their mode is different. This may be
              a bit unpredictable.

       -o or --ignore-owner
              Link/compare files even if  their  owner  (user  and  group)  is
              different. It is not predictable

       -t or --ignore-time
              Link/compare  files  even  if  their  time  of  modification  is
              different. This will retain the newest timestamp, unless  -m  or
              -M is given.

       -m or --maximize
              Try to maximize the link count of the files.

       -M or --minimize
              Try to minimize the link count of the files.

       -x or --exclude
              A  regular  expression  which excludes files from being compared
              and linked.

       -i or --include
              A regular expression to include files. If the  option  --exclude
              has  been  given,  this  option  re-includes  files  which would
              otherwise be excluded. If the option is used without  --exclude,
              only files matched by the pattern are included.


       hardlink takes one or more directories which will be searched for files
       to be linked.


       The program hardlink and this  manpage  have  been  written  by  Julian
       Andres  Klode,  and are licensed under the MIT license. See the code of
       hardlink for further information.