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From "Joe Gaffey" <>
Subject RE: chmod problems using ANT
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2001 08:27:33 GMT


I got around my problem using the exec task (as suggested - thanks), to run
a 'chmod -R'. Not the nicest way to do it but it works.

Thanks again,

-----Original Message-----
From: Duane Morse []
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 12:48 AM
To: joe
Subject: Re: chmod problems using ANT

Can you use the Unix "xargs" program to execute chmod one file at a time?

----- Original Message -----
From: "joe" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 2:44 AM
Subject: chmod problems using ANT

> Hi all,
> I'm sure this is a common thing but I haven't had much joy with my
> searches:(
> I am using alexandria (a build tool based on ant) from the jakarta
> project and I think it's great. However as it's last step it does a
> massive chmod on all it's output and this fails.  After much effort, I
> see that if I put the chmod on the command line it says 'Arg list too
> long'.  Setting the parameter 'parallel="false"' would seem to be the
> solution but I then get : ' Execute failed: Too
> many files open '
> I am running this on an SGI Irix box.  This would seem to be a serious
> restriction and the solution is not very obvious to me. Does anyone
> have any suggestions/comments?
> Thanks very much,
> Joe.

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