I’m a big fan of Hugo, but I stumbled on some efficiency issue. If you put data in the /static directory and you generate your website, these files are copied to the /public folder. This is neglectable with small or little files on space issues, but can be an issue if you have many files and/or other big media files like movies and pdf’s. Should Hugo not implement a
–forceLinkStatic to link to the data, so requirements get less and processing gets even more quickly? This can be implemented on all OS’s where file linking is available (I guess all where Hugo is running) and there could be a difference for hard-
or softlinking (–forceSoftLinkStatic) when the OS has the system call.
Thank you for any replies, (counter)ideas or workarounds!