Hardlink all identical files in the current directory (regain some disk space)

hardlink -vpot .
Meaning of switches (see man page too): v verbose p ignore mode (permissions) o ignore owner, group t ignore time of modification Disadvantage: If you modify any linked file, this will propagate to all other files which occupy the same space.
Sample Output
kanta:~/probe1$ hardlink -vpot .
Linking ./mydir/neki.gif to ./mydir/neki1.gif (-1.94 KiB)
Linking ./mydir/bookmarks.xml to ./bookmarks.xml (-157 bytes)
Linking ./mydir/neki.gif~ to ./kst.gif (-1.94 KiB)
Linking ./mydir/neki.gif~ to ./mydir/text.gif (-1.94 KiB)
Mode:     real
Files:    7
Linked:   4 files
Compared: 4 files
Saved:    5.98 KiB
Duration: 0.00 seconds

By: knoppix5
2012-04-09 12:40:38

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