Story #3815

Updated by Tim Pierce over 5 years ago

arv-put boolean option @--ignore-symlinks@ (defaults to true) means that arv-put will skip any symlink it encounters.

If this option is false, arv-put will follow the symlink and upload duplicated data, possibly with duplicate blocks in Keep.

Bug report from awz:
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<awz> hi - I used arvput to upload a dataset that includes some symlinks.
<awz> It should be visible to admins:
<awz> https://workbench.qr1hi.arvadosapi.com/collections/qr1hi-o0j2j-25b5nkz7dt0qdu3
<awz> I inspected the manifest manually and see that it appears to have copied the bytes and made separate blocks.
<awz> It might have been cool if it had done something smarter.
<awz> Either don't follow symlinks at all or reuse the blocks.

Possible action item: add --follow-symlinks/--no-follow-symlinks options to arv-put.
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