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Clonefile is a Ruby gem for cloning files on supported copy-on-write (COW) file systems. Learn more about file cloning.
On Linux 5.7 and later, the gem performers the same operation as
cp --reflink (using
FICLONE). As of kernel 5.7, only Btrfs, OCFS2, and XFS supports
This gem only supports creating reflinks to whole files and not ranges within a file.
However, it exports both the IOCTL
On macOS 10.12.1, the gem performs the same operation as
cp -c (using
clonefile). As of macOS 11, only APFS supports
You can find build and install instructions in BUILDING.md.
You probably want to install it via RubyGems:
gem install clonefile
require 'clonefile' # Clone the file or fallback to make a regular copy. Clonefile.auto(source_path, destination_path) # Clone the file or raise an exception. Clonefile.always(source_path, destination_path)