A question about hard links
Yesterday I was a good girl and finally did my full system backups using fsarchiver. This program provides some interesting statistics about the partition on completion: number of files, number of directories, number of links, etc.
I noticed that for my Arch partition, there were 9959 directories but only 1492 hard links. For Slackbody the numbers were 9429 and 3309. Now I can understand that the first hard link for each file is probably not counted as that is just the filename, but every directory has at least a second link (to the dot file) and many have additional links. So why is the reported number of links so low?