Re: Symlink farming to keep a list of new data
* Colin Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) spake thusly:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 01:41:40AM -0800, Paul 'Baloo' Johnson wrote:
> > Is there a script in existance that would search for changes among a
> > tree structure, symlink all the new files, and removes any old symlinks?
> It's not normally used for quite this purpose, but can you persuade
> 'stow' to do what you want?
If it's only files (no subdirectories), stow -D (unstow), followed
by normal stow run should do that. It won't work if the tree itself
changes (new/deleted subdirs), and of course it doesn't check for any
changes -- it simply symlinks everything.
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