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GNU Stow

http://www.gnu.org/software/stow/
Stow is a symlink manager. It generates symlinks to directories of data and makes them appear to be merged into the same directory. It is typically used for managing software packages installed from source, by letting you install them apart in distinct directories and then create symlinks to the files in a common directory such as /usr/local.

Stow was inspired by Carnegie Mellon's "Depot" program, but is substantially simpler.

Documentation

User manual available from http://www.gnu.org/software/stow/manual/

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterAdam Spiers20 December 2001
Will probably migrate to GPLv3 soon.



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Troy Mill Maintainer
Adam Spiers Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking E-mail mailto:bug-stow@gnu.org
Support E-mail mailto:help-stow@gnu.org
Announcements E-mail mailto:info-stow@gnu.org
Developer E-mail mailto:stow-devel@gnu.org
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/stow.git
Discussion forums E-mail http://savannah.gnu.org/mail/?group_id=978
Bugs Bug Tracking https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=stow


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Perl

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 November 2015.



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