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shtool-install - GNU shtool install(1) command
shtool install [-v|--verbose] [-t|--trace] [-d|--mkdir] [-c|--copy] [-C|--compare-copy]
[-s|--strip] [-m|--mode mode] [-o|--owner owner] [-g|--group group] [-e|--exec sed-cmd]
file [file ...] path
This command installs a one or more files to a given target path providing all important
options of the BSD install(1) command. The trick is that the functionality is provided in
a portable way.
The following command line options are available.
Display some processing information.
Enable the output of the essential shell commands which are executed.
To maximize BSD compatiblity, the BSD "shtool "install -d"" usage is internally mapped
to the "shtool "mkdir -f -p -m 755"" command.
Copy the file to the target path. Default is to move.
Same as -c except if the destination file already exists and is identical to the
source file, no installation is done and the target remains untouched.
This option strips program executables during the installation, see strip(1). Default
is to install verbatim.
-m, --mode mode
The file mode applied to the target, see chmod(1). Setting mode to ""-"" skips this
step and leaves the operating system default which is usually based on umask(1). Some
file modes require superuser privileges to be set. Default is 0755.
-o, --owner owner
The file owner name or id applied to the target, see chown(1). This option requires
superuser privileges to execute. Default is to skip this step and leave the operating
system default which is usually based on the executing uid or the parent setuid
-g, --group group
The file group name or id applied to the target, see chgrp(1). This option requires
superuser privileges to execute to the fullest extend, otherwise the choice of group
is limited on most operating systems. Default is to skip this step and leave the
operating system default which is usually based on the executing gid or the parent
-e, --exec sed-cmd
This option can be used one or multiple times to apply one or more sed(1) commands to
the file contents during installation.
shtool install -c -s -m 4755 foo $(bindir)/
shtool install -c -m 644 foo.man $(mandir)/man1/foo.1
shtool install -c -m 644 -e "s/@p@/$prefix/g" foo.conf $(etcdir)/
The GNU shtool install command was originally written by Ralf S. Engelschall
<rse AT engelschall.com> in 1997 for GNU shtool. It was prompted by portability issues in the
installation procedures of OSSP libraries.
shtool(1), umask(1), chmod(1), chown(1), chgrp(1), strip(1), sed(1).
18-Jul-2008 shtool 2.0.8 SHTOOL-INSTALL.TMP(1)