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From Conor MacNeill <>
Subject Re: Copy and attributes
Date Thu, 11 Oct 2001 09:27:57 GMT
Vojta Filip wrote:

> Hi,
> I need to copy some directories and there are some unix executable files.
> But <copy> do not preserve 'x' attribute on files. Is it possible to copy
> and preserve file attributes?
>   Vojta


Since Java's File classes do not provide information about the execute 
bits on files, it is impossible for Ant to support this without 
resorting to native methods or executing a platform specific command. 
What you could do is where you know you are on a Unix platform, use 
<exec> to run cp and drop back to <copy> on other platforms.


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