Stow

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GNU Stow

http://www.gnu.org/software/stow/
Manages installation process

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/

Related Projects




Licensing

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



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Adam Spiers Maintainer
Troy Mill Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperE-mailmailto:stow-devel@gnu.org
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/stow.git
BugsBug Trackinghttps://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=stow
Discussion forumsE-mailhttp://savannah.gnu.org/mail/?group_id=978
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bug-stow@gnu.org
SupportE-mailmailto:help-stow@gnu.org
AnnouncementsE-mailmailto:info-stow@gnu.org


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to usePerl

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



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