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bug#11449: RFE: support `install -D` with directory target

From: Jan Engelhardt
Subject: bug#11449: RFE: support `install -D` with directory target
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 03:15:11 +0200 (CEST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.01 (LNX 1266 2009-07-14)


Using cp, one can for example execute

        cp foo/bar.txt /tmp/foo/

to have /tmp/foo/bar.txt in place after a successful copy operation, 
provided the directory /tmp/foo exists. If it does not, one has to mkdir 
it beforehand naturally. I thought that using `install -D` would remedy 
this, however found that, in coreutils up to including 8.16,

        install -D foo/bar.txt /tmp/foo/

is not implemented - the program returns the error

        install: target `/tmp/foo/' is not a directory: No such file or 

On the other hand, the following command succeeds:

        install -D foo/bar.txt /fmp/foo/bar.txt

Specifying the file's basename again on the target side argument 
(/tmp/foo/bar.txt) seems redundant, given install is "just a spruced-up 
Would you consider enhancing install to support "/tmp/foo/"?


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