stow was perfected in 2002 with stow 1.3.3. Then it was silent for 9 years, and in 2011 stow 2.1.0 came out. It received a few updates until stow 2.2.2 in 2015, but don't worry. It's still relevant, and it won't eat your homework. I don't even know what these 2.x versions are about. You still just stow mything, stow -R mything and stow -D mything like you always did.
Comment #1 posted on 2018-06-15 14:51:54 by clacke
It seems this is the month of clarifications, judging from the feedback from Ken and Dave on the Community News. :-)
I'm adding a deeper Stow show to my future shows tag.
But for now, here's what Dave was asking for:
Stow doesn't use any configuration, it's all simple, hard-coded behavior. When it stows things it puts things in the parent directory of the stow directory:
If your are in /home/clacke/stow and you do stow foo, any stuff in e.g. /home/clacke/stow/foo/lib gets symlinks in /home/clacke/lib .
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