gzip, gunzip, zcat
Craig M. Reece
craigthulu at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 14 06:19:11 PST 2001
On Wednesday, March 14, 2001 09:04 am, Gerard Beekmans spoke thusly:
> > The "slightly faster" is because a symlink has to be looked up,
> > then the "real file" has to be looked up. With a hard link, all
> > of the linked files are equal.
> Would you really notice any performace increase? Or would it take somebody
> accessing thousand or so symlinks sequentially and that compared to the
> same amount of hardlinks to notice a difference
I doubt if you'd notice the performance boost either. Regardless, IIRC, the
GNU docs suggest using a hardlink instead of a softlink for these.
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