gauche-install - install files and set attributes
3)* gauche-install -d
4) gauche-install -T DIRECTORY
5) gauche-install -U DIRECTORY
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 FILE
on the file or in the directory named by
The second format copies FILE ...
into the directory
The third format ensures DIRECTORY
exists. If it doesn't, the command
creates the path to the DIRECTORY ,
including any intermediate ones.
The fourth format installing FILE ...
to the DIRECTORY
. 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 single command.
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 FILE ...
in the DIRECTORY
options are ignored, so it is handy to uninstall files just by chaning
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 for
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.
Strip PREFIX directories from
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 in Makefiles.
Installs files to the directory,
creating paths if needed. Partial path of files are preserved unless -p
option is given. (4th format only)
Reverse of -T, e.g. removes files from
its destination. Other options (except -h and -n) are
exits with status 0 on success.
The program will be documented fully by the Gauche Developers´ Reference
available via the info
- Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.
Copyright © 2010 Jens Thiele
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