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INSTALL(1)				  User Commands 			       INSTALL(1)

NAME
       install - copy files and set attributes

SYNOPSIS
       install [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST
       install [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY
       install [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE...
       install [OPTION]... -d DIRECTORY...

DESCRIPTION
       This  install  program  copies  files (often just compiled) into destination locations you
       choose.	If you want to download and install a ready-to-use package on a GNU/Linux system,
       you should instead be using a package manager like yum(1) or apt-get(1).

       In the first three forms, copy SOURCE to DEST or multiple SOURCE(s) to the existing DIREC-
       TORY, while setting permission modes and owner/group.  In the 4th form, create all  compo-
       nents 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

       -b     like --backup but does not accept an argument

       -c     (ignored)

       -C, --compare
	      compare each pair of source and destination files, and in some cases, do not modify
	      the destination at all

       -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

       -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

       --strip-program=PROGRAM
	      program used to strip binaries

       -S, --suffix=SUFFIX
	      override the usual backup suffix

       -t, --target-directory=DIRECTORY
	      copy all SOURCE arguments into DIRECTORY

       -T, --no-target-directory
	      treat DEST as a normal file

       -v, --verbose
	      print the name of each directory as it is created

       --preserve-context
	      preserve SELinux security context

       -Z, --context=CONTEXT
	      set SELinux security context of files and directories

       --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 install bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report install translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2010  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
       later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO	WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

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 coreutils 'install invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.5			  February 2011 			       INSTALL(1)
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