Subject: Re: install-if-change?
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/09/1996 11:32:53
> Date: Sun, 7 Jul 1996 00:31:52 GMT
> From: (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
> updated.
> christos

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"