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
-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.