gauche-install - install files and set attributes
1)* gauche-install [OPTION...] FILE DEST
2)* gauche-install [OPTION...] FILE... DIRECTORY
3)* gauche-install -d [OPTION...] DIRECTORY...
4) gauche-install -T DIRECTORY [OPTION...] FILE...
5) gauche-install -U DIRECTORY [OPTION...] FILE...
is a program to install and remove files.
On installation it allows to set ownership and permissions.
This command is upward compatible with BSD install(1) and can be
used as a drop-in replacement of it. Notably,
1st, 2nd and 3rd command-line format above are compatible with BSD install.
This command is provided mainly for Gauche's extension packages
to have simpler installation and configuration process. Being certain
that gauche-install is available, those packages don't need to
worry about subtle differences between various install(1) commands.
The first format copies
on the file or in the directory named by
The second format copies
into the directory
The third format ensures
exists. If it doesn't, the command creates the path to the
including any intermediate ones.
The fourth format installing
It is more convenient than the first and second formats in
the following regards:
* If the destination directory does not exist, it is created
(with any intermediate paths as needed).
* The list of files can be empty, so that when the list of
installed files can be generated by configuration, you don't
need to handle the empty case specially in Makefile.
(With BSD install format, empty file list yields an error.)
* The directory prefix of files are preserved within the
destination directory. This is handy to install subtree of files.
For example, the following command installs '/usr/share/foo/main',
'/usr/share/foo/conf/x' and '/usr/share/foo/conf/y' with a
gauche-install -T /usr/share/foo main conf/x conf/y
Giving -p option suppresses this behavior and
strips any directory prefix like the second format. The
following command line installs '/usr/share/foo/main',
'/usr/share/foo/x' and '/usr/share/foo/y'.
gauche-install -T /usr/share/foo -p main conf/x conf/y
The fifth format removes
Irrelevant options are ignored, so it is handy to uninstall
files just by chaning -T in the fourth format to -U.
This is used specially to install Gauche's autogenerated
Scheme source by experimental precompilation. The generated file
has a *.sci. Upon installation, this command replaces the suffix
Creates directories. (3rd format only). It is only for the compatibility.
Using the -T option, the destination directories are created
automatically if missing.
Change group of the installed file.
Show summary of options.
Change mode of the installed file.
Just prints what actions to be done.
Change owner of the installed file.
FILE(s) before installation. (4th/5th format only).
Adds #!PATH before the file contents. Useful to install scripts.
Look for files within directory; useful if VPATH is used
Installs files to the
directory, creating paths if needed.
Partial path of files are preserved unless -p option is given.
(4th format only)
-T, e.g. removes files from its destination.
Other options (except -h and -n) are ignored.
exits with status 0 on success.
The program will be documented fully by the
Gauche Developers' Reference
available via the
Shiro Kawai <email@example.com>
Jens Thiele <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.
Copyright © 2010 Jens Thiele
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