[Dirvish] Purgeing the evil data
em-dirvish-1 at nerim.net
Fri Mar 21 22:43:26 UTC 2008
On Friday 21 Mar 2008, Petcher, Daniel spake thus:
> Is there a simple command that will unlink ALL the hard-links to a file and
The implementations of hard links I know of use reference counting in the
inode associated with the file data. As such, it isn't possible to know
which directories have entries that point to this inode, only how many do so.
So no, no simple command...
> remove its data, or do I need to do something like this to iterate through
> all my images:
> for X in 'ls -1'
> rm -r $X/tree/path/to/evil/data
Looks correct. And simple enough. ;-)
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