Re: [dev] why avoid install?

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:30:31 +0100

On Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:25:06 -0500
Greg Reagle <> wrote:

> Hello. Is there a particular reason that a combination of cp, mkdir,
> and chmod are used rather than the install command, in several suckless
> projects (in the install target of Makefile)?
> Sorry if the answer is obvious. I am trying to learn. Thanks.

Well, install doesn't do any magic. The main reason to avoid is that it
is not POSIX, and if you do the mkdir and chmod right, why use a non-
standard tool for it which could have arbitrary implementations on
different systems?

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