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|Name=GNU Stow
 
|Short description=Manages installation process
 
|Short description=Manages installation process
|Full description=Manages the installation process by keeping packages separate while making them appear to be installed in the same place. Stow doesn't store an extra state between runs, so there's no danger of mangling directories when file hierarchies don't match the database. Also, stow will never delete any files, directories, or links that appear in a stow directory, so it is always possible to rebuild the target tree.
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|Full description='''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.
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Stow was inspired by Carnegie Mellon's "Depot" program, but is substantially simpler.
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/stow/
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/stow/
|Is GNU=Yes
 
|GNU package identifier=Stow
 
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|VCS checkout command=git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/stow.git
 
|VCS checkout command=git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/stow.git
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|Related projects=Graft,Reflect,Sencap,Toast,ln_local
 
|Related projects=Graft,Reflect,Sencap,Toast,ln_local
 
|Keywords=administration,file management,installation,stow,GNU stow
 
|Keywords=administration,file management,installation,stow,GNU stow
|Version identifier=2.1.2
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|Version identifier=2.2.2
|Version date=2011/12/11
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|Version date=2015/11/09
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/stow/stow-2.1.2.tar.gz
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|Version download=https://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/stow/stow-2.2.2.tar.gz
|Version comment=2.1.2 stable released Dec 11th 2011
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|Last review by=Genium
|Last review by=Adam Spiers
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|Last review date=2015/11/12
|Last review date=2011/12/15
 
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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|Status=
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|Is GNU=Yes
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|GNU package identifier=stow
 
|License verified date=2001-12-20
 
|License verified date=2001-12-20
 
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|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Email=stow@adamspiers.org
 
|Email=stow@adamspiers.org
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|Resource URL=
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{{Person
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|Real name=Troy Mill
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Resource URL=
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
 
|Resource audience=Developer
 
|Resource audience=Developer
 
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
 
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
|Resource URL=https://savannah.gnu.org/git/?group=stow
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|Resource URL=http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/stow.git
 
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|Resource kind=E-mail
 
|Resource kind=E-mail
 
|Resource URL=mailto:stow-devel@gnu.org
 
|Resource URL=mailto:stow-devel@gnu.org
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Bugs
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|Resource kind=Bug Tracking
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|Resource URL=https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=stow
 
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Latest revision as of 12:51, 12 November 2015

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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
License: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

AudienceResource typeURI
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
DeveloperE-mailmailto:stow-devel@gnu.org
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/stow.git


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to usePerl

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



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