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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       install - copy files and set attributes

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       install [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST		 (1st format)
       install [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY	 (2nd format)
       install -d [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...	 (3rd format)

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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

       -c     (ignored)

       -d, --directory
	      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

       -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

	      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

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Report bugs to <bug-fileutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]

       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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       The full documentation for install is maintained as a  Texinfo  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) 4.1 	  March 2002			    INSTALL(1)
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