INSTALL(1) BSD General Commands Manual INSTALL(1)NAMEinstall — install binaries
SYNOPSISinstall [-cs] [-f flags] [-g group] [-m mode] [-o owner] file1 file2
install [-cs] [-f flags] [-g group] [-m mode] [-o owner] file1 ... fileN
The file(s) are moved (or copied if the -c option is specified) to the
target file or directory. If the destination is a directory, then the
file is moved into directory with its original filename. If the target
file already exists, it is overwritten if permissions allow.
-c Copy the file. This flag turns off the default behavior of
install where it deletes the original file after creating the
-f Specify the target's file flags. (See chflags(1) for a list of
possible flags and their meanings.)
-g Specify a group.
-m Specify an alternate mode. The default mode is set to rwxr-xr-x
(0755). The specified mode may be either an octal or symbolic
value; see chmod(1) for a description of possible mode values.
-o Specify an owner.
-s Install exec's the command strip(1) to strip binaries so that
install can be portable over a large number of systems and binary
By default, install preserves all file flags, with the exception of the
The install utility attempts to prevent moving a file onto itself.
Installing /dev/null creates an empty file.
Upon successful completion a value of 0 is returned. Otherwise, a value
of 1 is returned.
SEE ALSOchflags(1), chgrp(1), chmod(1), cp(1), mv(1), strip(1), chown(8)HISTORY
The install utility appeared in 4.2BSD.
4.2 Berkeley Distribution June 6, 1993 4.2 Berkeley Distribution