macports' hardlinks and time machine backups

Rainer Müller raimue at
Mon Aug 14 12:16:15 UTC 2017

On 08/13/2017 07:57 PM, db wrote:
> On 13 Aug 2017, at 18:46, Clemens Lang <cal at> wrote:
>> MacPorts no longer uses hardlinks. We now keep the pristine state in archives in /opt/local/var/macports/software instead of hardlinking everything from there.
> Not even for other parts that I'm not aware of, that would explain the difference between Finder and du?

Finder on macOS uses base 10, so "GB" stands for 1000*1000*1000 Bytes.
du(1) uses base 2, so "G" means 1024*1024*1024 Bytes.


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