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I have 5 FTP users that upload files (and subdirectories) in their home directory, i need to mirror theese directories beetween them and with a "master" directory (accessible from a 6th user). Files can contain spaces or others special caracters. All the files are in the same filesystem, and i want to use hard link because i don't want to waste 5 time the space of a single file.

I tried with find but i cannot handle spaces in it.

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Re "I tried with find but i cannot handle spaces in it.": You were doing it the wrong way, then. Post the command that you tried. – grawity Apr 11 '11 at 18:05

Hardlink the directory

 ln [OPTION]... TARGET... DIRECTORY     (3rd form)

Spaces should be processed using "name with space" or name\ with\ space I guess.

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Directories cannot be hardlinked on any modern filesystem without resorting to black magic. – grawity Apr 11 '11 at 18:04
In my system it's not possible to hard-link one directory... Directories can only be soft-linked. – Aleritty Apr 13 '11 at 7:08

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