newbie: "fake" README for remote of a `vcsh` repo?

Mark Stillwell marklee at
Tue Feb 10 15:23:20 CET 2015

On 15-02-10, Richard Hartmann wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 2:12 PM, Mark Stillwell <marklee at> wrote:
>> Note that the version of vcsh that is packaged with some versions of ubuntu
>> has a bug in it, so that it will look for hooks in
>> $XDH_CONFIG_HOME/vcsh/hooks-enabled rather than
>> $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/vcsh/hooks-enabled. The easiest fix is just to set
>Ugh... Would anyone happen to know how backports for Ubuntu work?

PS, Tom, I looked at your original request on github and saw that you had 
already discounted the sparse checkout option. I don't know of any way to 
alias some files within a repository to an alternative path without changing 
the repository root. The best thing that I could think of would be checking 
out to independent directories under $HOME/.config/ and then configuring a 
hook to automatically populate links in home...but then, if you did that you 
wouldn't need vcsh in the first place.

Mark Stillwell 

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