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Create a torrent from a folder with symlinks


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Hi all,

I have a special need to create a torrent from a folder that contains symlinks, and have those symlinks be preserved and NOT be traversed. µTorrent's current behavior is to follow symbolic links, which in my case is resulting in massive torrent size bloat.

Anyone know how this could be done? Before stating the obvious of either zipping the folder or creating a disk image, which will preserve these symlinks, I'm specifically trying to move away from doing just that.

We use BitTorrent internally for software and operating system deployments. In this context, preserving symlinks would:

- Require half the available disk space

- Reduce disk I/O and deployment times - no need to move the files from the container to their final destination.


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