Subject: Re: install-if-change?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gordon W. Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 07/09/1996 11:32:53
> Date: Sun, 7 Jul 1996 00:31:52 GMT
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Christos Zoulas)
[ do it with make rules ]
> Basically the above (if FORCE is not defined) installs only if the program
> is newer than the target. This avoids the problem where each 'make install'
> installs new binaries. I think that there is a place for install -C, but
> unfortunately install -C does not show me when the target has actually been
Would it be useful if "install -C" advised you when it did NOT copy?
It could print a message to stderr: "file already up-to-date"