Preserving File Permissions When Copying Files with Ant

If you want to retain the file permissions of a file that you copy with ant you must use the <exec> command instead of? <copy>.

So, instead of:

<copy file=”${source.file}” tofile=”${dest.path}/${dest.file}” overwrite=”true”/>

Use:

<exec executable=”cp”>
??? <arg value=”-pf”/>
??? <arg value=”${source.file}”/>
??? <arg value=”${dest.path}/${dest.file}”/>
</exec>

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