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 permission modes and owner/group.
In the third format, create all components of the given DIRECTORY(ies).
--backup[=CONTROL] make a backup of each existing destination file
-b like --backup but does not accept an argument
treat all arguments as directory names; create all components 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
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
--help display this help and exit
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 (C) 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is
NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
The full documentation for install is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
If the info and install programs are properly installed at your site,
should give you access to the complete manual.
install (fileutils) 4.1 March 2002 INSTALL(1)
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