- From: Caleb Marcus <caleb.marcus@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2007 00:45:05 -0500
On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 23:12 -0600, Willis wrote:
I have downloaded a bible program and a game I wish to install. Both
are Ubuntu compatible and both have been extracted from the .tar and
placed in my home directory. In the Terminal, when I tried to install
the KJV Bible I received th message to type install --help and below is
the message I received. It's interesting but It's Greek to me also.
can anyone help a windows freak transition?
<my_name>@<my_computer>:~$ install --help
Usage: install [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST
or: install [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY
or: install [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE...
or: install [OPTION]... -d DIRECTORY...
In the first three forms, copy SOURCE to DEST or multiple SOURCE(s) to
the existing DIRECTORY, while setting permission modes and owner/group.
In the 4th form, create all components of the given DIRECTORY(ies).
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
--backup[=CONTROL] make a backup of each existing destination file
-b like --backup but does not accept an argument
-d, --directory treat all arguments as directory names; create all
components of the specified directories
-D create all leading components of DEST except the last,
then copy SOURCE to DEST
-g, --group=GROUP set group ownership, instead of process' current group
-m, --mode=MODE set permission mode (as in chmod), instead of
-o, --owner=OWNER set ownership (super-user only)
-p, --preserve-timestamps apply access/modification times of SOURCE
to corresponding destination files
-s, --strip strip symbol tables
-S, --suffix=SUFFIX override the usual backup suffix
-t, --target-directory=DIRECTORY copy all SOURCE arguments into DIRECTORY
-T, --no-target-directory treat DEST as a normal file
-v, --verbose print the name of each directory as it is created
-P, --preserve_context (SELinux) Preserve security context
-Z, --context=CONTEXT (SELinux) Set security context of files and
--help display this help and exit
--version output version information and exit
The backup suffix is `~', unless set with --suffix or SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX.
The version control method may be selected via the --backup option or
the VERSION_CONTROL environment variable. Here are the values:
none, off never make backups (even if --backup is given)
numbered, t make numbered backups
existing, nil numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise
simple, never always make simple backups
Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@xxxxxxx>.
You shouldn't be installing it from files downloaded from a website.
Delete those files, and run this command: sudo aptitude install
This will download the correct version from the Ubuntu servers and
automatically install it in the correct location.
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