[Proposal] Using install in place of mkdir/cp

Roel Neefs geryon at gaosu.rave.org
Wed May 12 10:53:49 PDT 2004


On Wednesday 12 May 2004 19:41, Archaic wrote:
> 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.

imho, it only makes it less clear, with an mkdir you at least know what 
it will do, who knows what install does. If there's a nice tool as 
mkdir to make dirs, then i don't see a reason to use something else 
that can also make dirs.

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> Archaic
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