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Simple recipe to collect symbolic links in one directory.

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svetlyak40wt.recipe.symlinks
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Usage
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This is a simple buildout recipe to collect symbolic links.

For example, you have isolated buildout environment, but want
pull some files from a standart debian's distribution os pyexiv2.

In that case, you can collect all neccessary links in one directory
and add it as `extra-path`. Or use it to make symlink to django admin's
media directory.

Here is a minimal buildout.cfg:

[buildout]
parts = pyexiv2 python django-media

[pyexiv2]
recipe = svetlyak40wt.recipe.symlinks
path = parts/pyexiv2
files =
/usr/share/pyshared/pyexiv2.py
/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/libpyexiv2.so
/tmp my-temp

[django-media]
recipe = svetlyak40wt.recipe.symlinks
path = media
files =
${buildout:parts-directory}/django/django/contrib/admin/media admin

[django-egg-media]
# Another way to link into the egg
recipe = svetlyak40wt.recipe.symlinks
path = media
files =
Django://django/contrib/admin/media admin

[django-cms-egg-media]
# An egg where the egg name differs from the first path segment
recipe = svetlyak40wt.recipe.symlinks
path = media
files =
django-cms://cms/media/cms

[python]
recipe = zc.recipe.egg
interpreter = python
eggs = ipython
extra-paths = ${pyexiv2:path}


ChangeLog
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### 0.2.0

#### Backward incompatibilities:

Changed the way how paths into eggs are computed. Removed package.key from beeing
the first path segment. For example, if you used:

Django://contrib/admin/media admin

It should be replaced with

Django://django/contrib/admin/media admin

This allows to refer resources with diffrerent initial segments.

### 0.1.4

Added ability to link resources inside egg, using following syntax: package://relative-path
Now recipe removes old link when target changes.

### 0.1.3

Prevent zc.buildout from removing all directory content on uninstall. Now script removes
just those symlinks which was created during the previous call. Thanks to Shaun Sephton
for the patch.

### 0.1.2

Added ability to supply custom link name. So, if you specify files=`/blah/minor foo`
and `path=media`, then file `/blah/minor` will be linked as `media/foo`.

### 0.1.1

Fixed bug when first directories of the `path` don't exist.

### 0.1.0

Initial release. Seems that all work as supposed.


Author
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Alexander Artemenko svetlyak.40wt at gmail.com

Credits
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* Shaun Sephton: patch to remove symlinks only.
* Johannes Bornhold: patch to refer different resources within the package.


Source
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<http://github.com/svetlyak40wt/svetlyak40wt.recipe.symlinks/>

Feel free to comment, clone and send patches.

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