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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 15:35:45 +0200 (CEST)

Alfred M. Szmidt a écrit :

>    > > 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...
> Unstowing would do nothing to the copied files (maybe report an
> message to the user would be nice). I imagined it to work the same way
> as if you would by hand replace each symlink with the literal file and
> then when you unstow, stow notices that it doesn't belong to any
> package and skips that file.  I think that this is the current
> behaviour of stow right now when it sees an literal file.  The less
> stow tries to guess for the user the better IMHO.

Agreed. In that case, this seems doable too. How do you see DEST ? I guess
as relative to the target directory ?

Gaël Roualland -+- address@hidden

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