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       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...


       gauche-install 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)

       The first format copies FILE on the file or in the directory named by DEST.  The second
       format copies FILE ...  into the directory 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.  Irrelevant options are ignored, so
       it is handy to uninstall files just by chaning -T in the fourth format to -U.


       -C, --canonical-suffix
           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 *.scm.

       -d, --directory
           Creates directories. (3rd format only).  It is only for the compatibility.  Using the
           -T option, the destination directories are created automatically if missing.

       -g, --group=GROUP
           Change group of the installed file.

       -h, --help
           Show summary of options.

       -m, --mode=MODE
           Change mode of the installed file.

       -n, --dry-run
           Just prints what actions to be done.

       -o, --owner=OWNER
           Change owner of the installed file.

       -p, --strip-prefix=PREFIX
           Strip PREFIX directories from FILE(s) before installation. (4th/5th format only).

           Adds #!PATH before the file contents. Useful to install scripts.

       -S, --srcdir=directory
           Look for files within directory; useful if VPATH is used in Makefiles.

       -T, --target=directory
           Installs files to the directory, creating paths if needed.  Partial path of files are
           preserved unless -p option is given.  (4th format only)

       -U, --uninstall=directory
           Reverse of -T, e.g. removes files from its destination.  Other options (except -h and
           -n) are ignored.

       -v, --verbose
           Work verbosely.


       gauche-install exits with status 0 on success.


       gauche-package(1), install(1)

       The program will be documented fully by the Gauche DevelopersĀ“ Reference available via the
       info(1) system.


       Shiro Kawai <>

       Jens Thiele <>
           Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.


       Copyright Ā© 2010 Jens Thiele

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