SunOS man pages : install (1)
install - copy files and set attributes
install [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST (1st format)
install [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY (2nd format)
install -d [OPTION]... DIRECTORY... (3rd format)
In the first two formats, copy SOURCE to DEST or multiple
SOURCE(s) to the existing DIRECTORY, while setting permis-
sion modes and owner/group. In the third format, create all
components of the given DIRECTORY(ies).
--backup[=CONTROL] make a backup of each existing destina-
-b like --backup but does not accept an argument
treat all arguments as directory names; create all com-
ponents of the specified directories
-D create all leading components of DEST except the last,
then copy SOURCE to DEST; useful in the 1st format
set group ownership, instead of process' current group
set permission mode (as in chmod), instead of rwxr-xr-x
set ownership (super-user only)
apply access/modification times of SOURCE files to
corresponding destination files
strip symbol tables, only for 1st and 2nd formats
-S, --suffix=SUFFIX override the usual backup suffix
print the name of each directory as it is created
display this help and exit
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output version information and exit
The backup suffix is `~', unless set with --suffix or
SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX. The version control method may be
selected via the --backup option or through the
VERSION_CONTROL environment variable. Here are the values:
never make backups (even if --backup is given)
make numbered backups
numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise
always make simple backups
Written by David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright O 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying condi-
tions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY
or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
The full documentation for install is maintained as a Tex-
info manual. If the info and install programs are properly
installed at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.
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