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From Shawn Castrianni <>
Subject RE: Checking whether a file is executable
Date Fri, 23 Oct 2009 21:50:39 GMT
I run ANT with 1.6 all the time.  Therefore, you could always write your own condition or task
with ANT API just as long as you run your ANT builds with 1.6.

Shawn Castrianni

-----Original Message-----
From: Francis GALIEGUE [] 
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 4:44 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: Checking whether a file is executable

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 22:57, Shawn Castrianni
<> wrote:
> I had a similar request in this email list.  Here is a link:
> It has some feedback on this subject.

Aiee... I didn't know that the .canExecute() method only appeared in Java 1.6 :(

If ant aims to stick to 1.4, or even 1.5, I'm SOL, I guess...


Francis Galiegue
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