[cvsnt] Re: scripts loosing execute permissions

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Mon Feb 2 21:36:22 GMT 2004

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bbq jo wrote:
> hello,
> I managed to set up a Windows 2000 box with cvsnt 2.0.24 and to import from
> a Linux box the sources we needed. However, when checking out, script files
> were loosing their execute flag. Same thing happens with a simple 'cvs add'
> of a script file: command succeeds but I am left with a file having lost its
> execute flag.

The old CVS used to store the executable flag on the file itself.  NT 
has no such flag, so it loses all that information - this is 
unfortunately unavoidable.

If you set the flag under Linux and commit a new revision CVSNT stores 
this information in the RCS file so it'll keep it (at least until 
someone commits from an NT machine).


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