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From "Christopher Elkins" <>
Subject Re: Problems with zip/tgz and shell scripts
Date Sat, 14 Oct 2000 23:27:04 GMT
> Hi all,
> sorry if this point was already mentioned. I couldn't find
> an archive of this mailing-list.
> My problem is:
> I've got a shellscript for an application and I want to deliver it
> in a tar-gz (and an zip) along with the application files.
> My problem is that the ant-tar-gz (and zip) task doesn't preserve the
> rights to execute a shellscript. I tried the 1.2 Release Candidate and
> it didn't work either.
> Maybe I'm wrong (I dunno).
No, you're quite right. The tar task doesn't preserve permissions, because doesn't propogate that information from the underlying file system.
Unfortunately, you'll have to tar your packages the old-fashioned way.

> Thanks in advance for your response,
> ant is pretty cool,
> charly

Christopher Elkins

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