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Manual Reference Pages  -  GINSTALL (1)

NAME

install - copy files and set attributes

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

install [\,OPTION\/]... [\,-T\/] \,SOURCE DEST\/
install [\,OPTION\/]... \,SOURCE\/... \,DIRECTORY\/
install [\,OPTION\/]... \,-t DIRECTORY SOURCE\/...
install [\,OPTION\/]... \,-d DIRECTORY\/...

DESCRIPTION

This install program copies files (often just compiled) into destination locations you choose. If you want to download and install a ready-to-use package on a GNU/Linux system, you should instead be using a package manager like yum(1) or apt-get(1).

In the first three forms, copy SOURCE to DEST or multiple SOURCE(s) to the existing DIRECTORY, while setting permission modes and owner/group. In the 4th form, 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, --compare
  compare each pair of source and destination files, and in some cases, do not modify the destination at all
-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, or all components of --target-directory, then copy SOURCE to DEST
-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
--strip-program=\,PROGRAM\/
  program used to strip binaries
-S, --suffix=\,SUFFIX\/
  override the usual backup suffix
-t, --target-directory=\,DIRECTORY\/
  copy all SOURCE arguments into DIRECTORY
-T, --no-target-directory
  treat DEST as a normal file
-v, --verbose
  print the name of each directory as it is created
--preserve-context
  preserve SELinux security context
-Z set SELinux security context of destination file to default type
--context[=\,CTX\/]
  like -Z, or if CTX is specified then set the SELinux or SMACK security context to CTX
--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

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report install translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/install>
or available locally via: info \(aq(coreutils) install invocation\(aq
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