Subject: install(1) only copies with -c
To: None <>
From: Bruce J.A. Nourish <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/22/2003 18:43:31
Hey Everyone,

I just encountered this issue with a package that I'm making. It
appears that everyone else's install(1) always copies (rather than
moves) files, and that "-c" is ignored. We are at odds with Linux
and FreeBSD >=4.4 at least. 

I've tried searching GNATS and Google for this, but GNATS came up
empty and it's very hard to google for "-c" :-)

Is there is reason we maintain this behaviour? I don't immediately
see any good reason for it, and it makes us annoyingly incompatible.
Bruce J.A. Nourish <>