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NAME

       XStow - replacement for GNU Stow

SYNOPSIS

       xstow        [OPTION ...] PACKAGE

DESCRIPTION

       XStow is a replacement of GNU Stow (stow) written in C++. It supports
       all features of Stow with some extensions.

       XStow as GNU Stow, are programs for managing the installation of
       software packages, keeping them separate (/usr/local/stow/emacs vs.
       /usr/local/stow/perl, for example) while making them appear to be
       installed in the same place (/usr/local).

USAGE

       xstow [OPTION ...] PACKAGE

       Install a package

               xstow foobar

       Uninstall package

               xstow -D foobar

OPTIONS

       -dl -debug-level INT
           Set’s the debug level. An unsigned integer is accepted. The default
           value is 0.

       -dm -debug-module [ALL|ARG|MAIN|TREE|CPPDIR]
           Filter messages from a specific module.

       -h -help
           Shows a help screen.

       -V -Version
           Displays XStows version number and supported features.

       -n -no
           Do not actually make changes

       -c -conflicts
           Scan for conflicts, implies -n.

       -s -simulate
           Simulate installation. If this option is set permission problems
           will be ignored and -verbose will be set to 1.

       -d -dir DIR
           Set stow dir to DIR. The default is the current directory.

       -t -target DIR
           Set target to DIR. The default is the parent of the stow directory.

       -v -verbose [0|1|2|3]
           Increase verboseness. Possible levels are 0,1,2 or 3. Simple
           setting -v or -verbose adds 1.

       -D -delete
           Unstow instead of stow. Deinstall the package.

       -R -restow
           The same like -delete followed by an reinstall.

       -ap -absolute-path
           Create symlinks with absolute path names. XStow can always handle
           packages which were installed with this option. Installing one
           package with absolute path names and one without is no problem.
           Only the creation of the symlinks will be affected by this option.
           This will cause that if one package is installed with this option
           and one without, some of the symlinks of the first package, when
           they have to be recreated will be recreated as relative ones. It is
           not good idea doing this, even XStow does not have any problems
           with it.  Warning: Breaks compatibility with Stow!

       -tr -traversable LINKS
           A list of links pointing to directories, that can be ignored.  eg.:
           /usr/local/man is a link to /usr/local/share/man Warning: Breaks
           compatibility with Stow!

       -tkt -tr-keep-targets
           Add the list of traversable links also to the keep targets list.
           This prevents the targets of the links from beeing removed by
           XStow, which would cause that the traversable link becomes a dead
           link.

       -tre -tr-auto PATTERN
           Automatically add links which target matches this pattern.

       -tre -tr-auto-regex REGEX
           Automatically add links which target matches this pattern.

       kd -keep-dirs DIR
           A list of directories, that should not be removed when a package
           will be removed. Warning: Breaks compatibility with Stow!

       -i -ignore PATTERN
           Ignore files that matches this pattern.

       -ire -ignore-regex REGEX
           Ignore files that matches this expression.

       -ni -nignore PATTERN
           Ignore everything except file and directories matching this
           expression. eg: "systree/bintree systree/headertree".  For using
           nignore support fnmatch and configration file support has to be
           enabled. For more details see xstow.ini(5).

       -cp -copy PATTERN
           Copy files or directories that matching this pattern.

       -cre -copy-regex REGEX
           Copy files or directories that matching this expression.

       -sd -stow-dirs DIR
           A list of other stow dirs, that xstow is allowed change

       -sda -sd-auto PATTERN
           Automatically add directories to the list when matching this
           expression.

       -sde -sd-auto-regex REGEX
           Automatically add directories to the list when matching this
           expression.

       -pd -protect-dirs DIR
           A list of other dirs, that xstow is not allowed change

       -pda -pd-auto PATTERN
           Automatically add directories to the list when matching this
           expression.

       -pde -pd-auto-regex REGEX
           Automatically add directories to the list when matching this
           expression.

       -pdt -pd-targets DIRS
           A list of dirs, xstow is allowed to change.

       -pta -pdt-add-traversable DIRS
           Automatically add the targets of traversable links to the targets
           list.

       -f -force
           Skip conflicts if possible.

       -C -no-curses
           Do not detect the terminal width by using curses.  There is more
           description at the environment variable section.

       -F file
           Read this configuration file too.

RETURN VALUES

       0   On success.

       1   On a missspelled call of stow.

       2   If an internal error occours. This does not include if stowing a
           package fails. If a package cannot be installed 0 is returned.

       3   Installing the package failed of some reason.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       Since the debugging of the command line parsing can be hard if the
       debugging level is set by the command line there are two evironment
       variables:

       XSTOW_DEBUG_LEVEL
           Same as the -debug-level option.

       XSTOW_DEBUG_MODULE
           Same as the -debug-module option.

           Both values will be overwritten by the settings of the command
           line, after the command line was parsed.

       XSTOW_USE_CURSES
           Same as the -no-curses option.

           In later versions xstow tried detecting the terminal width and
           height, by default at the startup routine. Even if this value is
           only used by the help screen. The result was:

               $ TERM="" xstow
               Error opening terminal: unknown.

           The error message is reported by the ncurses lib. This can cause
           problems if you wan’t start xstow as a cron job.  Now xstow tries
           detecting the terminal width not in it’s startup, but when the help
           screen is printed out. As an extra option you can set the
           environment variable XSTOW_USE_CURSES="0" this will tell xstow not
           using curses anyway.

COFIGURATION FILES

       The configuration file xstow.ini can be located in /etc and/or in the
       current stow directory. For possible settings and syntax of this file
       see xstow.ini(5)

       In this manpage there are some detailed informations of some special
       settings of XStow too. Please read it!

EXAMPLES

       Common Usage

       As an example we install the ixlib library into the /usr/local/ tree.

               tar xvfz ixlib-0.96.2.tar.gz
               cd ixlib-0.96.2
               ./configure
               make

       So far, this was business as usual.

       Note: by default the configure script prepares the application for
       beeing installed into /usr/local/. Have a look at configure --help for
       more info.

       Now installation is done by not installing ixlib directly into
       /usr/local/, we install it into /usr/local/stow/ixlib-0.96.2/.

               make install prefix=/usr/local/stow/ixlib-0.96.2/

       The last point is creating all necessare symlinks so that ixlib’s
       include files can be found by the compiler in /usr/local/include.
       Therefore we are using xstow.

               cd /usr/local/stow
               xstow ixlib-0.96.2

       And all symlinks will be created.

       Installing XStow by using XStow

       After calling the configure script and make, XStow is installed into
       the stow directory as I showed it in the upper example.

               make install prefix=/usr/local/stow/xstow-0.1.0

       Then you switch to the stow directory and call XStow

               cd /usr/local/stow
               xstow-0.1.0/bin/xstow xstow-0.1.0

       That is it.

COMPATIBLE

       Link Creation

       By default XStow is fully Stow compatible. The usage of some of the
       advanced features can cause that Stow cannot handle the tree any more.

       Command Line Options

       XStow supports all command line options of Stow. Even it’s format.

       Eg.:      xstow --verbose=2 foobar

BUGS

       There are some nitty gritty cases, but no known bugs.

WHY

       Stow requires Perl. But what’s on systems where no Perl is available,
       or not yet installed? I tried compiling Stow with perlcc, but it
       failed.

AUTHORS

       XStow was written by Martin Oberzalek <kingleo@gmx.at>.

COPYING

       XStow a replacement of GNU Stow written in C++.

       Copyright (C) 2002-2003 by Martin Oberzalek <kingleo@gmx.at>

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

SEE ALSO

       xstow.ini(5) stow(1)

       GNU Stow has an excelent documentation. Have a look at the manual.
       http://www.gnu.org/software/stow/

POD ERRORS

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