MacPorts duplicate files or hardlinks?

Bee 200309 at
Sun May 24 12:03:06 PDT 2009

MacPorts 1.7 selfupdate (recently)
MacOS 10.4.11

MacPorts seems to keep many duplicate files.

As an example, I did a search for duplicates I found these identical  


Are these really a duplicate files or a hardlink?
I think the "2" before the "root" means it has a hardlink. Is that  

-rwxr-xr-x   2 root  admin  - 1462888 May 17 22:26 vim

If duplicate files:
+ Is there a reason both are kept?
+ Is there a way to "clean" duplicates?

Bill Muench
Santa Cruz, California

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