shtool fixperm [-v|--verbose] [-t|--trace] path [path ...]
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.
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.
# Makefile.in dist: shtool fixperm -v * ...
The GNU shtool fixperm command was originally written by Ralf S. Engelschall <firstname.lastname@example.org> in 1996 for OSSP eperl. It was later taken over into GNU shtool.