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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 28320] - copy task preserving permissions
Date Mon, 12 Apr 2004 21:47:25 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From stevel@apache.org  2004-04-12 21:47 -------
A native code impl would probably find its home in the ant-contrib project on
sforge, presumably with a task <cp> that does permission setting. 

I dont know about DD's idea of putting a special permission preserving back door
in everywhere, as <copy> is only one of many places people would ask; zip, tar &
lots of others could add it. But then the result would be that build files that
worked to build a redistributable on unix would work wrongly on windows, or
netware, or VMS.

NTFS file permissions are so different from Unix land that I never want to go
near them. And that is me speaking from experiene :)

Coming back to the specific build file problem, is a chmod after copy so hard? 

(NB, one fix that would be strongly acceptable, a patch to java1.5 :)

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