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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
       This  install  program copies files (often just compiled) into destina-
       tion locations you choose.  If you  want  to  download  and  install  a
       ready-to-use package on a GNU/Linux system, you should instead be using
       a package manager like yum(1) or apt-get(1).

       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

       --strip-program=PROGRAM
              program used to strip binaries

       -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

       --preserve-context
              preserve SELinux security context

       -Z, --context=CONTEXT
              set SELinux 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 install bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       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 coreutils 'install invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 7.4                January 2015                       INSTALL(1)