For study I started a 2d graphical project from internet with many dependencies
cargo new game
it downloaded huge number crates
cargo doc.. so on
after few dais I started this project again from beginning
cargo new game2..
cargo doc... so on
Today I decided to erase the big (>500mb each) folders and during the process got warning: Several hard links link to this file. Wiping this file will void all files linking to it.
I have deleted its.
Are my rust system, cargo, systems ok now?
My be safe way is cargo clean, cargo liquidate or something that ?
If you delete a package directory, nothing outside that directory should be affected. In general, though,
cargo clean deletes any downloaded dependencies or generated documentation.
When you say "wiping", do you mean removing the files? Or overwriting them with some random data ("shredding", "wiping", "overwriting")?
If you overwrite files that are hard-linked, I think there might be a problem.
yes, "..overwriting them with some random data.."
Ah, I couldn't fathom why deleting a hard link would affect the other links. The cargo cache of downloaded dependencies could have been broken by that.
The correct procedure is to use a non-shredding deletion tool. Additionally, such tools are largely obsolete on solid-state drives and you should stop trying to use them. (Use cycled encryption key technology instead.)