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Re: [patch] Keep executability of config.status-ed files

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: [patch] Keep executability of config.status-ed files
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 12:14:00 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Akim Demaille wrote:

>  >> How about cp FILE and then perform the transformation from
>  >>'s contents to (>) FILE?
>  > Good idea, but it will fail if is read-only.
> chmod +w :)

Which will fail if the current user does not have the right to update
the file (e.g. owned by another user ID).  This may seem unusual, but
it can be expected for a read-only source tree, or if the source tree
is extracted by another user.

Bob Friesenhahn

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