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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 49384] Fix for Bug 48746 causes slowdown in chmod task execution
Date Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:20:05 GMT

--- Comment #6 from Stefan Bodewig <> 2010-06-23 10:19:59 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> > [ methods in JDK 6] don't provide the same functionality -
> > you can't change permission for the group or set sticky bits.
> How often do people set a sticky bit from Ant?

No too often.

> What people usually want is o-w, go-r, or a+x, all of which you can do from

I'm not sure how common different permissions for group and others would be,
which I don't think you could achieve with the File API.

> Note that JDK 7 has APIs permitting full control over file attributes:

Which is even further in the future.

Like I said, such a task would be a nice alternative but won't be able to
replace the current tasks completely.

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