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bug #41826: Allow expansion of environment variables in .stowrc (feature request)

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Submitted on:  Mon 10 Mar 2014 07:58:41 PM UTC  
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Sun 08 May 2016 01:10:34 PM UTC, comment #2:

This is also tracked at https://github.com/aspiers/stow/pull/13

Adam Spiers <aspiers>
Project Administrator
Wed 19 Mar 2014 10:47:04 PM UTC, comment #1:

Thanks for the report. It could be quite a while before I get around to implementing this myself, but I'd gladly consider pull requests against https://github.com/aspiers/stow

Adam Spiers <aspiers>
Project Administrator
Mon 10 Mar 2014 07:58:41 PM UTC, original submission:

To allow for portability of .stowrc files between different environments, it would be beneficial to expand environment variables in the configuration files. For example, if a user wants to stow files in his home directory, he might use
instead of having to specify a unique prefix for each system. It may be a good idea to follow shell escape rules in this expansion. For example, the following would match the literal stow directory "$HOME/opt/stow":



(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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