install [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST (1st format) install [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY (2nd format) install -d [OPTION]... DIRECTORY... (3rd format)
In the first two formats, copy SOURCE to DEST or multiple SOURCE(s) to the existing DIRECTORY, while setting permission modes and owner/group. In the third format, create all components of the given DIRECTORY(ies).
makes a backup of each existing destination file.
is like --backup, but does not accept an argument.
treats all arguments as directory names; creates all components of the specified directories.
creates all leading components of DEST except the last, then copies SOURCE to DEST; useful in the 1st format.
sets group ownership, instead of process' current group.
sets permission mode (as in chmod), instead of rwxr-xr-x.
sets ownership (super-user only).
applies access/modification times of SOURCE files to corresponding destination files.
strips symbol tables, only for 1st and 2nd formats.
overrides the usual backup suffix.
prints the name of each directory as it is created.