The install tag has the description:

DO NOT USE THIS TAG. Use /software-installation or /system-installation instead.

If this tag should not be used AT ALL, should its questions (63 of them) be retagged and the tag deleted? (I'd be willing to help if rep allows)

Which tag should I use for questions about /usr/bin/install?

Wouldn't it be better to clean out the install tag for non-/usr/bin/install questions, and update the tag to be:

ONLY for questions related to /usr/bin/install. Use /software-installation or /system-installation otherwise.

Related: Please blacklist the /install tag

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    Seems reasonable but I’m afraid it’ll get re-abused.
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Oct 13, 2018 at 11:26
  • gnu-install is probably over-specific (there are other /usr/bin/install commands), but it is at least short and unambiguous...
    – Kevin
    Nov 8, 2018 at 7:12
  • @Kevin this works for me, with the explanation text as you mention.
    – Tom Hale
    Nov 8, 2018 at 14:07


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