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link farm
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file system, Unix A directory tree that contains mostly
symbolic links to files in a master directory tree of files.
Link farms save space when one is maintaining several nearly
identical copies of the same source tree - for example, when
the only difference is architecture-dependent object files.
They also mean that changes to the master tree are instantly
visible in the link farm. Good text editors provide the
option to replace a link with a new version of the target file
when saving thus allowing the farm to have its own versions of
just those files that differ from the master tree.
E.g. "Let's freeze the source and then rebuild the FROBOZZ-3
and FROBOZZ-4 link farms."