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Re: [Bug-stow] Protected Stow Directory

From: Adam Spiers
Subject: Re: [Bug-stow] Protected Stow Directory
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 23:32:44 +0000
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170912 (1.9.0)

On Sun, May 07, 2017 at 06:56:51AM -0400, ้ก”็„กใ— wrote:
Hello and thank you for developing Stow.

You're welcome, and very sorry for the slow reply.  These days I'm
processing my Stow backlog in batches every 6-12 months.  You can
blame Donald Knuth for giving me the idea ;-)

I just began using version
2.2.2 with Perl v5.24.1 and noticed the stow directory name is not
allowed to begin with a period (e.g. ".stow" as opposed to "stow").
Stow gives an error that reads "WARNING: skipping protected directory
." and immediately aborts operation.  Is this intended behavior?  If
so, what is the rationale?  I was unable to find any mention of
"protected" directories in the man/info pages.

Yes, this is intended, and even documented :-)


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