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install - install binaries
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
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-
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
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.
chflags(1), chgrp(1), chmod(1), cp(1), mv(1), strip(1), chown(8)
The install utility appeared in 4.2BSD.
4.2 Berkeley Distribution February 20, 1996 INSTALL(1)
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