/usr/local/stow/perl, for example) while making them appear to be installed in the same place (
You can read the Stow manual (52k characters) on-line.
Stow is a Perl script which should run correctly under Perl 4 and Perl 5. You must install Perl before running Stow. For more information about Perl, see http://www.perl.com/perl/.
Stow was inspired by Carnegie Mellon's
program, but is substantially simpler. Whereas Depot requires
database files to keep things in sync, Stow stores no extra state
between runs, so there's no danger (as there is in Depot) of mangling
directories when file hierarchies don't match the database. Also
unlike Depot, Stow will never delete any files, directories, or links
that appear in a Stow directory (e.g.,
/usr/local/stow/emacs), so it's always possible to
rebuild the target tree (e.g.,
Stow is free software, licensed under the *GNU
General Public License.
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Copyright (C) 1996 Bob Glickstein
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