Manual page for INSTALL(1L)
install - copy files and set their attributes
[options] [-s] [--strip] source dest
[options] [-s] [--strip] source... directory
[options] [-d,--directory] directory...
[-c] [-g group] [-m mode] [-o owner]
[--group=group] [--mode=mode] [--owner=owner]
This manual page
documents the GNU version of
copies files and sets their permission modes and, if possible,
their owner and group. Used similarly to
typically used in Makefiles to copy programs into their destination
directories. It can also be used to create the destination
directories and any leading directories, and to set the final
directory's modes. It refuses to copy files onto themselves.
Ignored; for compatibility with old Unix versions of install.
- -d, --directory
Create each given directory and its leading directories, if they do
not already exist. Set the owner, group and mode as given on the
command line or to the defaults. Also gives any leading directories
that are created those attributes. This is different from the SunOS
which gives directories that it creates the default attributes.
- -g, --group group
Set the group ownership of the installed file or directory to the
group ID of
(default is process's current group).
may also be a numeric group ID.
- -m, --mode mode
Set the permission mode for the installed file or directory to
which can be either an octal number, or a symbolic mode as in chmod,
with 0 as the point of departure.
The default mode is 0755.
- -o, --owner owner
If run as root, set the ownership of the installed file to the user ID
(default is root).
may also be a numeric user ID.
- -s, --strip
Strip the symbol tables from installed programs.
Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully.
Print version information on standard output then exit successfully.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97