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NAME

ginstall - copy files and set attributes  

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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).

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

--backup[=CONTROL] make a backup of each existing destination file

-b

like --backup but does not accept an argument

-c

(ignored)

-C

Install file, unless target already exists and is the same as the new file, in which case the modification time won't be changed.

-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

--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

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for install is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and installprograms are properly installed at your site, the command

info install

should give you access to the complete manual.

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.