[Proposal] Using install in place of mkdir/cp

Archaic archaic at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed May 12 10:41:53 PDT 2004

It has been suggested to replace mkdir/chown and cp/chown with
install -m (perms). Granted, this is by no means a big deal, but it
does lessen the commands typed, as well as teaching the use of
another utility. Tush even hinted at it being safer in some cases, but
he will have to elaborate on that.

Please post comments.


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