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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