shtool-fixperm man page

shtool fixperm — GNU shtool file permission fixing command

Synopsis

shtool fixperm [-v|--verbose] [-t|--trace] path [path ...]

Description

shtool fixperm fixes file permissions inside a source tree under path by cleaning up the permission bits. It determines the cleaned up permission from the already set bits. It is intended to be run before a tarball is rolled (usually with shtool tarball) out of a source tree. The trick is that this is more convenient than having to set the permissions manually or by using a large file list.

Options

The following command line options are available.

-v, --verbose
Display some processing information.
-t, --trace
Enable the output of the essential shell commands which are executed.

Example

#   Makefile.in
dist:
    shtool fixperm -v *
    ...

History

The GNU shtool fixperm command was originally written by Ralf S. Engelschall <rse@engelschall.com> in 1996 for OSSP eperl. It was later taken over into GNU shtool.

See Also

shtool(1), chmod(1).

Referenced By

shtool(1).

shtool 2.0.8 18-Jul-2008 GNU Portable Shell Tool