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Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: March 2015

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NAME

install - copy files and set attributes

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, 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 © 2014 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 '(coreutils) install invocation'


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