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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 28320] - copy task preserving permissions
Date Wed, 30 May 2007 07:43:46 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From Matthew.D.Wilson@pobox.com  2007-05-30 00:43 -------
Hi guys,

Even if we can't preserve full unix permissions, It would still be useful to be 
able to preserve just the read-only status of files copied by the <copy> task.

Java can do this much, and it's something my project found very handy (I did a 
quick change to ant - FileUtils and Copy are all that's changed).  We use an 
ant script (exec'ed by an eclipse external task) to synchronise each desktop 
development area with a source baseline, and by preserving the read-only status 
on the copied files we can hamper accidental changes to files which haven't 
been explicitly write-abled.  The developers like it.

Is this worth adding to the standard build?   It's a simple change, and I'm 
sure there are people who'd find it useful.  

Ta.



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