I like using stow to store dotfiles in a separate directory that I can track with version control and that is stored on a separate (internal) disk.

When I stow a directory, I notice that stow creates a symlink to my separate internal disk using a relative path, for example ../../mnt/extra-space/Workspaces/dotfiles/and/so/on. I would prefer to have a symlink to /mnt/extra-space/Workspaces/dotfiles/and/so/on.

Can I do this with stow or would I need to create those symlinks directly with ln?


My man stow says

Stow only creates relative symlinks.

in the paragraph just before "Options".

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