INSTALL

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

NAME

ginstall − copy files and set attributes

SYNOPSIS

ginstall [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST (1st format)
ginstall
[OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY (2nd format)
ginstall
-d [OPTION]... DIRECTORY... (3rd format)

DESCRIPTION

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).

−b, −−backup[=CONTROL]

make a backup of each existing destination file

−c

(ignored)

−C

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

−D

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

−−verbose

print the name of each directory as it is created

−−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

Report bugs to <bug-fileutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1999 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 ALSO

The 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 install

should give you access to the complete manual.