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From Tim Vernum <>
Subject RE: Question about tar support.
Date Mon, 29 Jan 2001 06:23:26 GMT
> Hello,
> I'm using Ant-1.2 to build my project, and everything but one 
> thing is working as I expect, the tarball generated by the 
> following command doesn't keep the executable bit in the file mode:
>   <tar tarfile="${name}-${DSTAMP}.tar" basedir="${dist.dir}" 
> includes="**" />

Hmm, I'm not sure I follow.

Are you saying that the tarfile doesn't have it's executable bit set?
In that case, I'm not sure why you would expect it to, but you can use the chmod task to add
it if you want it.

Or are the contents of the tarfile losing their x bits ?

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