fl-cow - copy-on-write utility

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fl-cow_0.6-4.2_i386.deb
Package name fl-cow
Package version 0.6
Package release 4.2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category utils
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Robert Collins <robertc@robertcollins.net>
Download size 6.73 KB
Installed size 12.00 KB
Fl-cow allows you to utilise hard links to save disk space by causing
hard-linked files to be copied rather than overwritten as they are changed.
This is useful for making changes to large source trees while keeping a copy
of the original tree to generate patches from. Also, if you are using the
Arch revision control system with working copies hard-linked to a revision
library, using fl-cow can prevent revision library corruption.
Fl-cow is an LD_PRELOAD hack, not a kernel patch.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fl-cow_0.6-4.2_amd64.deb 0.6 amd64 Debian Main
fl-cow - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.1.3


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package fl-cow_0.6-4.2_i386.deb
Source Package fl-cow

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fl-cow deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fl-cow




2014-09-22 - Aurelien Jarno <aurel32@debian.org>
fl-cow (0.6-4.2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Aurelien Jarno ]
* Non-maintainer upload with maintainer's permission. Thanks!
[ Logan Rosen ]
* Pass -f to autoreconf so that it updates config.{sub,guess} for new
arches. closes: #536117.
2010-04-27 - Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
fl-cow (0.6-4.1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Jari Aalto ]
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/control
- (Depends): Add ${misc:Depends}.
- (Homepage): New field, moved from description.
- (Standards-Version): update to 3.8.4.
* debian/rules
- (configure-stamp:) Add -i option to autoreconf. Patch thanks to
Hideki Yamane (FTBFS serious; Closes: #560609).
2009-09-20 - Robert Collins <robertc@robertcollins.net>
fl-cow (0.6-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS on GNU/KFreeBSD. closes: #545434
* AVR32 FTBFS presumed fixed. closes: #536117
* Documented how to use the cow script in README.Debian. closes: #342532
2009-09-05 - Robert Collins <robertc@robertcollins.net>
fl-cow (0.6-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Build-dep on libtool, closes: #544796
2009-08-30 - Robert Collins <robertc@robertcollins.net>
fl-cow (0.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update for standards version, minor cleanups.
2005-10-21 - Robert Collins <robertc@robertcollins.net>
fl-cow (0.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream, fixes FTBFS on alpha.
2005-10-20 - Robert Collins <robertc@robertcollins.net>
fl-cow (0.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Patch from Kurt Roeckx, fixes prototype for open(). closes: #326864
2005-10-18 - Robert Collins <robertc@robertcollins.net>
fl-cow (0.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream, closes: #326864, #316230.
* Update package description, closes: #318459
* Include cow wrapper script, closes: #316229
* Update to standards-version 3.6.2.
2005-05-28 - Robert Collins <robertc@robertcollins.net>
fl-cow (0.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Cheap bugfix FTBFS in initial upload.
2005-05-26 - Dafydd Harries <daf@muse.19inch.net>
fl-cow (0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial debianisation.

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