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FSF                                                    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- tion file -b like --backup but does not accept an argument -c (ignored) -d, --directory 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 -g, --group=GROUP set group ownership, instead of process' current group -m, --mode=MODE set permission mode (as in chmod), instead of rwxr-xr-x -o, --owner=OWNER set ownership (super-user only) -p, --preserve-timestamps apply access/modification times of SOURCE files to corresponding destination files -s, --strip strip symbol tables, only for 1st and 2nd formats -S, --suffix=SUFFIX override the usual backup suffix -v, --verbose print the name of each directory as it is created --help display this help and exit install (fileutils) 4Last change: April 2001 1 FSF INSTALL(1) --version 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: none, off never make backups (even if --backup is given) numbered, t make numbered backups existing, nil numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise simple, never always make simple backups


Written by David MacKenzie.


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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 info install should give you access to the complete manual. install (fileutils) 4Last change: April 2001 2