similar project

Adam Spiers vcs-home at
Fri Apr 10 00:59:28 CEST 2015

On 9 April 2015 at 09:56, Cosmin Apreutesei <cosmin.apreutesei at> wrote:
> I found vcsh today while looking for similar projects to mine[1] that
> exploited GIT_DIR to do overlaid git repos. It seems that vcsh and
> multigit are quite similar although they started out from trying to
> solve different problems. Multigit started from a
> git-based-package-manager angle (for Lua modules) while vcsh started
> from a git-based-home-directory-manager angle. You can see that
> difference in flavor in the command line options and features,
> although many options are strikingly similar. Anyway it is nice to see
> that other people "get it". It's quite a powerful and low-tech way to
> combine modularity and change control.

Looks cool!  Thanks for sharing.

I take a radically different approach - instead of frobbing
GIT_DIR, I wrote a GNU Stow plugin for mr:

There are pros and cons to both approaches ...

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