I want to delete all hardlinks for a specific file.
The usage would be
script somefile, this would count the hardlinks for the file somefile, then it's going to delete all hardlinks keeping this file only.
find / -samefile file-name | xargs rm
will do the needed but this deletes the original file also.
Also you can use
find / -inum Inode-number | xargs rm
But this also would delete the original file.
My first script veriosn looks like
#!/bin/bash file=$1 inode=`ls -li $file | cut -d" " -f1` find / -inum $inode | xargs rm
But as I said above this would delete the original file also, so how to keep the first instance and remove others.