INSTALL linux command manual

INSTALL(1)                      User Commands                      INSTALL(1)

       ginstall - copy files and set attributes

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

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

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory  for  short  options

       --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

       -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 correspond-
              ing 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

       -P, --preserve_context (SELinux) Preserve security context

       -Z, --context=CONTEXT
              (SELinux) Set security context of files and directories

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       The  backup  suffix  is  '~',  unless  set  with  --suffix   or   SIM-
       PLE_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

       Written by David MacKenzie.

       Report bugs to .

       Copyright (C) 2004 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 PARTICU-

       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

       should give you access to the complete manual.

install (coreutils) 5.2.1         March 2004                       INSTALL(1)