Manage the installation of software packages from source
GNU Stow is a program for managing the installation of software packages,
keeping them separate (/usr/local/stow/emacs vs. /usr/local/stow/perl, for
example) while making them appear to be installed in the same place
(/usr/local). Software to ease the keeping track of software built from
source, making it easy to install, delete, move etc.
This is GNU Stow, a program for managing the installation of software
packages, keeping them separate (/usr/local/stow/emacs vs.
/usr/local/stow/perl, for example) while making them appear to be
installed in the same place (/usr/local). 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
News file for Stow.
* Changes in version 2.2.0
** New --no-folding option
Disables folding of newly stowed directories when stowing, and
refolding of newly foldable directories when unstowing.
** Remove -a option (--adopt still available)
As --adopt is the only option which allows stow to modify files, it
is considered potentially dangerous (especially for stow package
STOW.IN(1) User Contributed Perl Documentation STOW.IN(1)
stow - software package installation manager
stow [ options ] package ...
This manual page describes GNU Stow @VERSION@, a program for
managing the installation of software packages. This is not
the definitive documentation for stow; for that, see the info
Sat Feb 18 17:08:19 2012 +0000 Adam Spiers <email@example.com>
* Bump version to 2.2.0
* Next release should be under GPL v3
* Get permission for next documentation release to be under F
Stow was written by Bob Glickstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Zanshin
Thanks to the following people for testing, using, commenting on, and
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, June 1991
Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Softw
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