GNU Stow is a symlink farm manager which takes distinct packages of software and/or data located in separate directories on the filesystem, and makes them appear to be installed in the same place.

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Can GNU Stow use a stow directory that is a symbolic link?

Consider this script. #! /usr/bin/env bash mkdir -p target mkdir -p mydir/package/ touch mydir/package/file ln --symbolic mydir stow file stow stow --verbose --dir=./stow --target=./target package ...
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GNU stow linking all files instead of only binary

What must I do to have stow only linking the binaries (and maybe the man pages) correctly? I want to use GNU stow to manage local installs on my machine. However, stow does not simply symlinks the ...
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GNU Stow: How to stow only selected files/folders?

Let's assume the following structure of a folder called scripts. ├── scripts │   └── .scripts │   ├── script1 │   ├── script2 │   └── script3 │   └── .config │   ├── script4 │   ├─...
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Differences between XStow and Stow

According to the official XStow news, the package was last updated on 2010-07-22. On the other hand, the GNU Stow git repository (mantained by Adam Spiers) had activity just 10 days ago, and the ...
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Dealing with GNU Stow conflicts

What is the recommended way of dealing with GNU Stow conflicts? I tried to stow readline-6.2 and got the following warning: > stow readline-6.2 Loading defaults from /home/josh/.stowrc WARNING! ...
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Path errors when using GNU Stow

I am trying to get started with GNU Stow. I have defined STOW_DIR to point to a personal path: STOW_DIR=/some/path I then build a package of my choice from the tarball and install it under STOW_DIR....
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Pre-specifying a default GNU Stow target-directory

TLDR: Can I pre-define a stow folder other than /usr/local with GNU Stow? I do not have admin privileges on the machine I use for work, and I was told that I could use GNU Stow to manage my ...