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INSTALL(1)									       INSTALL(1)

NAME
       install - install binaries

SYNOPSIS
       install [-cs] [-f flags] [-g group] [-m mode] [-o owner] file1 file2

       install [-cs] [-f flags] [-g group] [-m mode] [-o owner] file1 ... fileN directory

DESCRIPTION
       The  file(s)  are  moved  (or  copied  if the c option is specified) to the target file or
       directory.  If the destination is a directory, then the file is moved into directory  with
       its  original  filename.   If the target file already exists, it is overwritten if permis-
       sions allow.

       c       Copy the file.  This flag turns off the	default  behavior  of  install	where  it
	       deletes the original file after creating the target.

       f       Specify the target's file flags.  (See chflags(1) for a list of possible flags and
	       their meanings.)

       g       Specify a group.

       m       Specify an alternate mode.  The default mode is	set  to  rwxr-xr-x  (0755).   The
	       specified  mode	may  be  either  an  octal  or symbolic value; see chmod(1) for a
	       description of possible mode values.

       o       Specify an owner.

       s       Install exec's the command strip(1) to strip binaries so that install can be  por-
	       table over a large number of systems and binary types.

       By default, install preserves all file flags, with the exception of the ``nodump'' flag.

       The install utility attempts to prevent moving a file onto itself.

       Installing /dev/null creates an empty file.

       Upon successful completion a value of 0 is returned.  Otherwise, a value of 1 is returned.

SEE ALSO
       chflags(1), chgrp(1), chmod(1), cp(1), mv(1), strip(1), chown(8)

HISTORY
       The install utility appeared in 4.2BSD.

4.2 Berkeley Distribution		February 20, 1996			       INSTALL(1)
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