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From Tim Vernum <Tim.Ver...@macquarie.com.au>
Subject RE: [RFC] permissions filters on file/patternset
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2001 02:38:37 GMT

What? No Comments?
Surely someone (besides me) must have an opinion :(

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Vernum [mailto:Tim.Vernum@macquarie.com.au]
> Sent: Monday, 26 February 2001 8:25 PM
> To: 'ANT-dev'
> Subject: [RFC] permissions filters on file/patternset
> 
> 
> I need, and have a working prototype for, a file/patternset 
> that can filter based on file permissions.
> 
> In my case, I want to jar up a directory, but there's a few 
> files I don't have read permission on.
> Due to the nature of things, I don't care about them, but I'd 
> rather not have to explicitly name them in my excludes.
> 
> I have hacked at DirectoryScanner and FileSet to add an 
> attribute that allows me to specify that a fileset should 
> only include readable files.
> 
> Since I don't want to support a hacked version, I'd like to 
> get this into 1.4
> 
> So, a Request for Comments (RFC) on:
> 
> 	* Will this get into 1.4 if I do it?
> 	* Should it be on fileset/patternset/both [the 
> fileset/patternset thing annoys me]
> 	* Should it be part of the FileScanner interface, or 
> only on DirectoryScanner
> 	* What should the element be called - "permissions" 
> comes to mind.
> 	* How should it be specified? (I'd go for "r" "rw" "w" "")
> 
> Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
> 
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