INSTALL(1)                     FSF                     INSTALL(1)

NAME
       install - 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 DIRECTORY, while setting permis-
       sion  modes  and owner/group.  In the third format, create
       all components of the given DIRECTORY(ies).

       -b, --backup
              make backup before removal

       -c     (ignored)

       -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

       --verbose
              print the name of each directory as it is created

       -V, --version-control=WORD
              override the usual version control

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       The backup suffix is ~, unless set with SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUF-
       FIX.  The version control may be set with VERSION_CONTROL,
       values are:

       t, numbered
              make numbered backups

       nil, existing
              numbered if numbered backups exist,  simple  other-
              wise

       never, simple
              always make simple backups

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

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for install is maintained as a Tex-
       info manual.  If the info and install programs  are  prop-
       erly installed at your site, the command

              info install

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU fileutils 4.0         November 1998                         1