Re: [dev] Is there a reason to use install(1)?

From: Ethan Grammatikidis <>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 23:20:14 +0100

On 29 May 2010, at 22:56, markus schnalke wrote:
> You mean, install is just meant as a wrapper around the standard tools
> to express the actions in a more compact way. (btw: It's a shame that
> install isn't a shell script then.)

Autoconf'd packages usually include install-sh for systems which don't
have it. The copy of instlal-sh I'm looking at right now is 323 lines;
no idea why.

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. -- Alan Perlis
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