file(s) are copied to the
file or directory.
file already exists, it is either renamed to
option is given
if permissions allow.
An alternate backup suffix may be specified via the
option is given,
directories are created, and no files are copied.
The options are as follows:
as the backup suffix if
Backup any existing files before overwriting them by renaming
for specifying a different backup suffix.
Copy the file.
If the target file already exists and the files are the same,
then don't change the modification time of the target.
Copy the file.
This is actually the default.
option is only included for backwards compatibility.
Missing parent directories are created as required.
This option cannot be used with the
-B , b , C , c,
-f , p , S,
Specify the target's file
for a list of possible flags and their meanings.)
A numeric GID is allowed.
Specify an alternate
The default mode is set to rwxr-xr-x (0755).
The specified mode may be either an octal or symbolic value; see
for a description of possible mode values.
A numeric UID is allowed.
Preserve the modification time.
Copy the file, as if the
(compare and copy) option is specified,
except if the target file doesn't already exist or is different,
then preserve the modification time of the file.
unlinks an existing target before installing the new file.
flag a temporary file is used and then renamed to be
The reason this is safer is that if the copy or
rename fails, the existing target is left untouched.
exec's the command
to strip binaries so that install can be portable over a large
number of systems and binary types.
If the environment variable
is set, it is used instead.
preserves all file flags, with the exception of the
utility attempts to prevent moving a file onto itself.
creates an empty file.
Upon successful completion a value of 0 is returned.
Otherwise, a value \*(Gt0 is returned.
For an alternate
program to run.
option is specified, or the
option is used in conjunction with the
option, temporary files named INS@XXXXXXXXXX,
where XXXXXXXXXX is decided by
are created in the target directory.