copy files and set attributes
Copy files to the destination
Copy files to the destination, setting their ownership
Copy files to the destination, setting their group ownership
Copy files to the destination, setting their mode
Copy files and apply access/modification times of source to the destination
Copy files and create the directories at the destination if they don't exist
install [OPTION]... [-T]
install [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY
install [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE...
install [OPTION]... -d DIRECTORY...
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.
make a backup of each existing destination file
like --backup but does not accept an argument
- -C, --compare
compare content of source and destination files, and if no change to content, ownership, and permissions, do not modify the destination at all
- -d, --directory
treat all arguments as directory names; create all components of the specified directories
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
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 SELinux security context
set SELinux security context of destination file and each created directory to default type
like -Z, or if CTX is specified then set the SELinux or SMACK security context to CTX
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
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GPL version 3 or later <https://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.
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/install> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) install invocation'
Written by David MacKenzie.