Subject: README: install(1) & backups
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/25/1999 02:47:20
FYI: I've added a -b(ackup) flag to install(1) to move any existing
file(s) aside by renaming them to file.old instead of simply deleting
them. A different backup suffix may be chosen with the -B option's

This allows preserving existing files when installing new
things: make install INSTALL="install -b"

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>