make installwith a Makefile most of the time call
What necessary work does
/usr/bin/installdo besides copying the just compiled files to
The man page says
/usr/bin/installcopy files and set attributes. What attributes are so important to set?
- Does it just set permission modes and owner/group, which are not necessary?
The last bullet point is likely why the
Which permissions to choose depend on the file itself. Mostly installed files are readable by everyone, but only writeable by root (the idea is to put program files in a place where it is accessible by everyone but cannot be tampered with). This is not the case with everything, if the file contains sensitive data then it is common to limit access to a group or to root only.