To change permissions in mv or cp


 
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To change permissions in mv or cp

Is there any option with mv or cp command so that a file permissions and name of the file can be changed in single mv or cp command. I searched man mv but doesn't found any option like that.
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permissions are changed from the command line only with the chmod command.

You can create a function, call it mcp, for example:

Code:
# this codes goes in your .profile  file
# $1 == source file
# $2 == dest file
mcp()
{
     cp "$1" "$2"
     chmod 755 "$2"
}

usage:
Code:
mcp /tmp/filename.lis $HOME/myfile.txt

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You can use install(1).
Code:
install -m 644 <src> <dest>

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Originally Posted by mirni
You can use install(1)
Good idea! Note, however, that command syntax as well as default behavior changes from system to system.

AIX "install", for instance, will per default change user/group to "bin:bin" unless told otherwise by the "-O <owner>" and "-G <group>" switches.

I hope this helps.

bakunin
 

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