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About: GNU Stow is a program for managing the installation of multiple software packages to a shared run-time directory tree (e.g. /usr/local) via symlinks, whilst keeping the files from each package separate.

stow.8  (stow-2.3.0.tar.bz2):stow.8  (stow-2.3.1.tar.bz2)
stow(8) User Contributed Perl Documentation stow(8) stow(8) User Contributed Perl Documentation stow(8)
NAME NAME
stow - manage farms of symbolic links stow - manage farms of symbolic links
SYNOPSIS SYNOPSIS
stow [ options ] package ... stow [ options ] package ...
DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION
This manual page describes GNU Stow 2.3.0. This is not the definitive do cumentation for Stow; for This manual page describes GNU Stow 2.3.1. This is not the definitive do cumentation for Stow; for
that, see the accompanying info manual, e.g. by typing "info stow". that, see the accompanying info manual, e.g. by typing "info stow".
Stow is a symlink farm manager which takes distinct sets of software and/ or data located in separate Stow is a symlink farm manager which takes distinct sets of software and/ or data located in separate
directories on the filesystem, and makes them all appear to be installed in a single directory tree. directories on the filesystem, and makes them all appear to be installed in a single directory tree.
Originally Stow was born to address the need to administer, upgrade, inst all, and remove files in Originally Stow was born to address the need to administer, upgrade, inst all, and remove files in
independent software packages without confusing them with other files sha ring the same file system independent software packages without confusing them with other files sha ring the same file system
space. For instance, many years ago it used to be common to compile prog rams such as Perl and Emacs space. For instance, many years ago it used to be common to compile prog rams such as Perl and Emacs
from source. By using Stow, /usr/local/bin could contain symlinks to fil es within from source. By using Stow, /usr/local/bin could contain symlinks to fil es within
/usr/local/stow/emacs/bin, /usr/local/stow/perl/bin etc., and likewise re cursively for any other /usr/local/stow/emacs/bin, /usr/local/stow/perl/bin etc., and likewise re cursively for any other
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Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this ma nual under the conditions for Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this ma nual under the conditions for
verbatim copying, provided also that the section entitled "GNU General Pu blic License" is included with verbatim copying, provided also that the section entitled "GNU General Pu blic License" is included with
the modified manual, and provided that the entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms the modified manual, and provided that the entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms
of a permission notice identical to this one. of a permission notice identical to this one.
Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this manual into another language, under Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this manual into another language, under
the above conditions for modified versions, except that this permission n otice may be stated in a the above conditions for modified versions, except that this permission n otice may be stated in a
translation approved by the Free Software Foundation. translation approved by the Free Software Foundation.
perl v5.14.4 2019-06-28 stow(8) perl v5.26.1 2019-07-28 stow(8)
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