HighLnk project is a tool to save disk space on hard disks and CDs/DVDs by using hardlinks.
Version: 0.2HighLnk project is a tool to save disk space on hard disks and CDs/DVDs by using hardlinks.
Operating System: Linux
HighLnk is a hard-linking tool, which scans the current directory, searching for files with the same content, then hard-linking this directory to another location, making two equal files only point to one real file on the media.
The HighLnk project aims to save space on read-only partitions and on CDs/DVDs by hard-linking files that are the same. It's a little bit hard to explain, but it works quite well. And it works even better if the directory you want to process with HighLnk has got many files which have the same content. You can get more onto CDs/DVDs than normally fits on them - without compression!
I think this is also a great tool for distributors of ISO images (a good example would be Linux distros), because they could run HighLnk on their ISO-tree, save space with this method on the ISO image, and so make the ISO download smaller for everyone, resulting in less bandwidth usage, and therefore in less required money -- yeah, you could probably save money with HighLnk, hehe.
and then you may install with
# make install
to /usr/local on your Linux box. You can change the installation prefix in the Makefile.
You might want to uninstall it in the future. If you want to do that, simply do a
# make uninstall
in this source directory where you installed from.