Easily manage programs installed from source and dotfiles using GNU stow
- Root permissions
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either
directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Sometimes we have to install programs from source: maybe they are not available through standard channels, or maybe we want a specific version of a software. GNU stow is a very nice
symlinks factory program which helps us a lot by keeping files organized in a very clean and easy to maintain way.