install - install binaries

install -d [-o own] [-g grp] [-m mod] dir1 dir2 ... dirN
install [-cs] [-l flags] [-o own] [-g grp] [-m mod] file1 file2
install [-cs] [-l flags] [-o own] [-g grp] [-m mod] [files...] dir

The file(s) are copied to the target file or directory. If the destination is a directory, then the file is copied into directory with its original filename.

Copy the file. This is the default behavior; the flag is maintained for backwards compatibility only.
Create directories. Missing parent directories are created as required.
-g group
Specify a group.
-l linkflags
Instead of copying the file make a link to the source. The type of the link is determined by the linkflags argument. Valid linkflags are: h (hard), s (symbolic).
-m mode
Specify an alternative 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 owner
Specify an owner.
install exec's the command strip(1) to strip binaries so that install can be portable over a large number of systems and binary types. If the environment variable STRIP is set, it is used as the strip(1) program.

The program used to strip installed binaries when the -s option is used. If unspecified, strip is used.

The install utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

Aleksey Cheusov <>
January 26, 2020