I'm trying to write a makefile rule to copy a directory, maintaining its structure, and since all the other rules in our makefiles use
install, I wanted to be consistent.
In the manpage, it says:
install [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST install [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY install [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE... install [OPTION]... -d DIRECTORY... -d, --directory treat all arguments as directory names; create all components of the specified directories
OK, that sounds like what I need... but the flags don't make sense. How do you specify the destination directory to install to?
I tried doing a basic test by making an arbitrary directory structure on my local hard disk:
~>tree test test ├── a │ └── b │ └── c │ └── e.txt └── d 4 directories, 1 file
And then running
install -d and looking at what was created:
~>install -d test test2 ~>tree test2 test2 0 directories, 0 files
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Googling "gnu install -d flag" isn't bringing me much.