[Digikam-users] Digikam file management

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 19:52:08 BST 2009

2009/7/29 Tim Jenness <tim.jenness at gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 8:01 AM, Markus Spring <m.spring at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Micha? Smoczyk schrieb:
>> > stefan at binaervarianz.de wrote:
>> >> Does Digikam keep track of multiple copys of the same file and does it
>> >> use symlinks to reduce disk space?
>> > I think no, it doesn't.
>> Myself I have often about the possibility to replace copying by linking
>> and I
>> would see this as a really important feature.
>> Are there any technical reasons against it?
> I've wondered about this as well. Many times I create a temporary album and
> copy files into it for exporting. Takes a long time to copy all the files in
> and then and it takes a lot of disk space.
> It would really have to be hard-links to make things easier to track. With a
> soft link you have to remember which one is the primary file and if someone
> deletes that from the album you need to change all the soft links and make
> one of them into a file. Much more painful than letting the file system keep
> track (although I imagine you still have problems with keeping the database
> metadata in sync).
> I'm not sure whether hard links are portable to windows though or if KDE
> gives you access to them.
> Tim

tags == portable hard links (:=)))

Gilles Caulier

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