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 for link farm
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  link farm
   n.
  
      [Unix] A directory tree that contains many 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. ?Let's freeze
      the source and then rebuild the FROBOZZ-3 and FROBOZZ-4 link farms.? Link
      farms may also be used to get around restrictions on the number of -I
      (include-file directory) arguments on older C preprocessors. However, they
      can also get completely out of hand, becoming the filesystem equivalent of
      spaghetti code. See also farm.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  link farm
  
      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."
  
     Link farms may also be used to get around restrictions on the
     number of "-I" (include-file directory) arguments on older C
     preprocessors.  However, they can also get completely out of
     hand, becoming the file system equivalent of spaghetti code.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2001-02-08)
  

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