install(1) -- Linux man page
NAMEginstall - copy files and set attributes
SYNOPSISinstall [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST (1st format)
install [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY (2nd format)
install -d [OPTION]... DIRECTORY... (3rd format)
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
- like --backup but does not accept an argument
- 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
- 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
-P, --preserve_context (SELinux) Preserve security context
- -Z, --context=CONTEXT
- (SELinux) Set security context of files and directories
- 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
AUTHORWritten by David MacKenzie.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SEE ALSOThe full documentation for install is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and install programs are properly installed at your site, the command
- info coreutils install
should give you access to the complete manual.