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Re: [Bug-stow] Small feature requests...

From: Gaël Roualland
Subject: Re: [Bug-stow] Small feature requests...
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:15:49 +0200 (CEST)

Guillaume Morin a écrit :

> Hi Alfred,
> Dans un message du 10 Jun à 23:08, Alfred M. Szmidt écrivait :
> > o --create-directories
> > 
> >  What this would do is to create directories in the target directory,
> >  instead of making them point to their respective counter part int the
> >  package directory.  This is especially nice when you want to install
> >  local files into the stow directory like. Example: a single file that
> >  needs to be dumped into the site-lisp directory of Emacs, it would be
> >  quite annoying to create an installation image just for one (or a
> >  few) files.
> That is a good idea.

If I get it right, you mean to always expand (unfold) directories when 
stowing ? This looks like it can be done easily.

> > o --copy-instead-of-link=DEST[,DEST1, ...]
> > 
> >  This would copy all files that would end up in DEST instead of
> >  symlinking them.  And example use of this might be to have no
> >  symlinks in /etc, but literal files, and have the original files in
> >  the package directory.  Note that this should probobly not abort on
> >  conflicts...
> I am not sure about this one. It may confuse people. What do you think
> Gael ?

Hum, how are you supposed to unstow then ? By comparing files, to know if
it's the right one ? I can understand the need, but I'm not sure it
really fits stow's usage...

> > I think thats it.  Is bug-stow even active?
> Well, at least, I read it :-)

So do I :)


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