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INSTALL(1)				  User Commands 			       INSTALL(1)

NAME
       ginstall - copy files and set attributes

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

DESCRIPTION
       In the first two formats, copy SOURCE to DEST or multiple SOURCE(s) to the existing DIREC-
       TORY, while setting permission modes and owner/group.  In the  third  format,  create  all
       components 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     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

       -v, --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-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 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.

install (coreutils) 4.5.3		   October 2002 			       INSTALL(1)


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