I am planning to also use hugo to generate pages for my personal stuff at work. But that involves symlinking to many resources like PDF files, etc.
Currently I manage that manually and point to the resources using symlinks.
I would like to continue to do the same when switching to hugo. I tried doing that, the symlinks in
static/ dir convert to physical copies in the
public/ dir. Things are still functionally the same, but all all the symlinks collectively result in 100’s of MB of data, the hugo export becomes very slow. Also I would prefer to have the symlinks stay as they so that I do not need to remove stuff from
public/ that got removed from the linked dir. Example for this is that if I have a symlink to a directory called
articles/, and I publish hugo, everything from
articles/ will get copied over to
public/. Tomorrow, if I delete one of the files in
articles/, that will still remain in
public/. I want to avoid that.
Summary: Can you please add an option to retain the "symlink"ness as it is when copying from
public/? i.e. if I have a link pointing to
static/, I should have the same link in
PS: Should I be making feature requests here, or in Github issues?