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install --help (fileutils 4.1)

From: Toomas Rosin
Subject: install --help (fileutils 4.1)
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 17:30:02 +0200 (EET)


"install --help" says, among other things:

     -v, --verbose       print the name of each directory as it is created

which left me with the impression that `-v' is not as helpful as I
would have liked.  Only an experiment convinced me that `-v' does
exactly what I wanted, i.e. that "install -v" behaves like "mkdir -v"
for directories and like "cp -v" for other files.

This is not evident from src/install.c only; I had to look at
src/copy.c too.


--- fileutils-4.1/src/install.c.orig    Fri Apr 12 17:17:42 2002
+++ fileutils-4.1/src/install.c Fri Apr 12 17:19:16 2002
@@ -622,7 +622,7 @@
                         to corresponding destination files\n\
   -s, --strip         strip symbol tables, only for 1st and 2nd formats\n\
   -S, --suffix=SUFFIX override the usual backup suffix\n\
-  -v, --verbose       print the name of each directory as it is created\n\
+  -v, --verbose       explain what is being done\n\
       --help          display this help and exit\n\
       --version       output version information and exit\n\

(Took the replacement from src/cp.c.)


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