|INSTALL(1)||General Commands Manual||INSTALL(1)|
install — install
The source file(s) are copied to the
target file or directory. If the
target file already exists, it is either renamed to
file.old if the
-b option is
given or overwritten if permissions allow. An alternate backup suffix may be
specified via the
-B option's argument. If the
-d option is given, target
directories are created, and no files are copied.
The options are as follows:
-Bfor specifying a different backup suffix.
-coption is only included for backwards compatibility.
-C(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.
installunlinks an existing target before installing the new file. With the
-Sflag a temporary file is used and then renamed to be the target. The reason this is safer is that if the copy or rename fails, the existing target is left untouched.
installexec's the command /usr/bin/strip to strip binaries so that install can be portable over a large number of systems and binary types. If the environment variable
STRIPis set, it is used instead.
install preserves all file
flags, with the exception of the “nodump” flag.
install utility attempts to prevent
moving a file onto itself.
Installing /dev/null creates an empty file.
-Soption is specified, or the
-poption is used in conjunction with the
-soption, temporary files named INS@XXXXXXXXXX, where XXXXXXXXXX is decided by mkstemp(3), are created in the target directory.
install utility exits 0 on
success, and >0 if an error occurs.
install utility appeared in
-S flags are
non-standard and should not relied upon for portability.
Temporary files may be left in the target directory if
install exits abnormally.
|July 18, 2015||OpenBSD-5.8|