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installit - file/directory installation tool


installit [ -o owner ] [ -g group ] [ -O owner ] [ -G group ] [ -m mode ] [ -b backup ] [
-s ] [ -t ] source destination


Installit puts a copy of source into the specified destination.

If source is a period, then destination is taken to be the name of a directory that should
be created. Otherwise, source is taken to name an existing file and destination may be
either a file or directory; it is interpreted according to the same rules as cp(1).

Installit uses no special privileges to copy files from one place to another.


-b If destination names a pre-existing file, it will be removed before the copy is
done. To make a backup copy, use the ``-b'' flag; the existing file will be
renamed to have the specified extension. If source and destination are the same
string, or if the two files are identical, then no copying is done, and only the
``-o'', ``-g'', ``-m'', and ``-s'' flags (see below) are processed. In this case,
the modification time on the destination will be updated using touch(1).

-n Do not update the modification time on the destination.

-o -g -m
Once the destination has been created, it is possible to set the owner, group, and
mode that it should have. This is done by using the ``-o'', ``-g'', and ``-m''
flags, respectively.

-O -G The ``-O'' and ``-G'' flags set the owner and group only if installit is being run
by root, as determined by whoami(1).

-s To strip(1) an installed executable, use the ``-s'' flag.

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