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From "Vitaly Stulsky" <vitaly_stul...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: enhancements?
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2000 18:49:39 GMT
Here is a little fix for that little problem.

Vitaly

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@bost.de>
To: <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 12:26 AM
Subject: Re: enhancements?


> >>>>> "MA" == Michael B. Allen <Michael_B_Allen@ml.com> writes:
> 
>  MA> 1) Permissions are not preserved when generating a tar. How can
>  MA> you ensure binarys will be marked executible when untarred?
> 
> Java doesn't know the Unix concept of permissions, so there is no easy
> way to determine the permissions while building the tar file. One
> could spawn a stat(1) for each file on Unix systems but this sounds
> cumbersome to me.
> 
>  MA> 2) Copydir will not copy an empty subdirectory.
> 
> Use Mkdir instead? Seriously, this could be done.
> 
>  MA> 3) Will there be an Unjar task, or are we supposed to use exec?
> 
> JAR is the same as ZIP with an added META-INF/MANIFEST.MF file. Unzip
> should be fine.
> 
>  MA> 4) FixCRLF task converts tabs to 8 spaces. Can I specify 4?
> 
> This could easily become a religious question - TABs *are* 8 spaces
> wide you know? OK, let's avoid a flame war, send a patch to make that
> an attribute and I'll commit it.
> 
> Stefan

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