stack init command¶
stack init initialises Stack's project-level YAML configuration file
stack.yaml) for an existing project, based on the Cabal file or
package.yaml file for each of its packages.
Stack searches for Cabal and
package.yamlfiles in the current directory. Specify one or more directories as arguments to cause Stack to search them;
Stack also searches for Cabal and
package.yamlfiles in subdirectories. Pass the flag
--ignore-subdirsto ignore subdirectories;
Stack will not overwrite an existing
stack.yamlfile. Pass the flag
--forceto allow overwriting; and
Stack will not initialise if there are conflicting or incompatable user packages. Pass the flag
--omit-packagesto cause Stack to ignore such matters while initialising.