install - copy files and set attributes
[OPTION]... SOURCE DEST (1st format)
[OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY (2nd format)
-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).
--backup[=CONTROL] make a backup of each existing destination file
- like --backup but does not accept an argument
- -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
- 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
Written by David MacKenzie.
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