[sf-lug] history of 'install' command?
nbs at sonic.net
Mon Feb 11 16:55:41 PST 2008
On Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 05:33:51PM -0800, Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the history of the
> 'install' command. Why is it necessary? Was 'cp' not good enough?
Well, "install" does copying, permissions, creations of directories and
subdirectories. Maybe they found themselves doing "mkdir", "cp", "chmod"
so many times in a row that someone decided to make a tool that does it
all in one fell swoop...?
(Manpage shows it also does "strip", and version-numbered backups and such.)
bill at newbreedsoftware.com
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