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

       -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

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

       -Z, --context=CONTEXT
	      (SELinux) Set 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	  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

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This  is	 free  software.   You may redistribute copies of it under the
       terms	  of	  the	   GNU	    General	  Public       License
       <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.	 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 install

       should give you access to the complete manual.



install 5.97			  March 2012			    INSTALL(1)
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