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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject Re: Unwanted behavior - fixcrlf changes files to un-executable
Date Mon, 14 Aug 2006 19:31:19 GMT
I'm afraid there's no fix, as Java is not permission-aware. <fixcrlf>
probably creates a new file when it does something, and there's no way
in Java to preserve the permissions. You could 'fix' the permissions
after the fact, using <chmod> which simply forks to the command line
chmod executable, assuming you know beforehand which files need fixing

JDK 6 or later may add support for permissions, by right now there are
no good work-around that I know of. --DD

On 8/14/06, Brown, Carlton <> wrote:
> Recently I started observing some very undesirable behavior in my Ant
> scripts.   Specifically, when <fixcrlf> does its fixing, it also changes
> the file permissions to be non-executable.  Now, I recognize this might
> be a very Clever Thing because binaries could be corruped by <fixcrlf>.
> But with regard to shell scripts, this is undesired behavior.   How do I
> override/work around this?
> The reason I run <fixcrlf> on shell scripts is because sometimes
> boneheads edit them in Windows and then check them.   I could run around
> and tell everybody not to do that, but I choose to make my process
> self-correcting.   Except it doesn't work because Ant is trying to give
> me help that I don't need.    What can I do here?
> *****
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