bugGNU Stow - Bugs: bug #42873, add .target files


bug #42873: add .target files

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Submitted on:  Tue 29 Jul 2014 06:30:55 PM UTC  
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Tue 05 Aug 2014 04:54:49 PM UTC, comment #3:

Sounds fascinating - any chance you could give examples of the different targets you use? I'd love to understand your use case better.

Adam Spiers <aspiers>
Project Administrator
Tue 05 Aug 2014 04:24:45 PM UTC, comment #2:

op here, i have about 15 different targets that i currently use. i've been managing everything from applications to dotfiles with stow these days. it's an awesome program! as of right now i am using .target files and "hiding" them with a .stow-local-ignore. as an example:

stow project -t (cat project/.target)

Tue 29 Jul 2014 08:30:19 PM UTC, comment #1:

Interesting idea. How many different targets do you have?

Adam Spiers <aspiers>
Project Administrator
Tue 29 Jul 2014 06:30:55 PM UTC, original submission:

hello, i love gnu stow. but i'd like it even more if the repository could tell you where to install to via a file in the repository. for example:


$ cd ~/stow
$ stow test

since the .target file exists it would read the value from the file and use it as the -t (target) argument. if the command used the -t flag, it should override the .target file.

thank you for your consideration.



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