"make installworld" to only install new/changed files?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Feb 23 10:01:44 PST 2004

On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 05:34:08PM -0000, Rob MacGregor wrote:
> I have a strange (maybe) desire to be able to only install the new or
> changed files when doing a "make installworld" on FreeBSD (5.2 or later
> ideally).  Does anybody know if this is possible?


    INSTALL=install -C

into /etc/make.conf will compare files before installing, and avoid
overwriting a file with an identical copy of itself.



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