What is the default mode for xinstall?

Davor Cubranic cubranic at stat.ubc.ca
Thu Aug 16 16:30:40 PDT 2012

The reference guide has a section on the default values for owner, group, and mode, but leaves them blank. Can I assume them to be the same as for the 'install' binary? 

According to 'man install', the default mode is 0755, regardless of the type of the file. So doing 'xinstall -m 0755 …' is redundant, but if I wanted to keep the execute bit off, then I need to say "-m 0644"?


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