Re: [dev] why avoid install?

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:41:39 +0100

On 18 November 2014 19:25, 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)?

To me the answer is rather obvious. install violates the Unix
principle, because it does too many things, that are achieved already
by cp, mkdir, chmod, etc.

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