[GRADLE-971] fileMode not working for the copy task Created: 10/Jun/10  Updated: 04/Jan/13  Resolved: 16/Mar/12

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 0.9
Fix Version/s: 1.0-rc-1

Type: Bug
Reporter: Marc Guillemot Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 11


Copy's fileMode settings has no effect.

task test << {

{ from 'foo.txt' into 'newDir' fileMode = 0444 }


No matter which value is used (as long as it is an integer), the copied file has always the default mode.

Comment by Philip Crotwell [ 29/Sep/10 ]

In addition, it would be nice if the "default mode" was to use the file mode of the copied file, rather than a generic 0644. This is particularly important when copying startup shell scripts. I generate these in gradle, which is nice because I can keep the jar versions in the shell script in sync with the gradle dependencies, but then I have to do a manual "chmod a+x bin/*" every time they are regenerated. Currently the files end up with 0644 even though the original file is 0755 and the copySpec has fileMode=0755.

Comment by Lars Hvile [ 15/Feb/12 ]

This issue has been fixed in https://github.com/gradle/gradle/pull/62. Related to GRADLE-796 & GRADLE-673.

Comment by Peter Niederwieser [ 15/Feb/12 ]

merged https://github.com/gradle/gradle/pull/62

Comment by René Gröschke (Inactive) [ 15/Mar/12 ]

Joern Huxhorn reported on the mailing list, that this bug isn't fixed yet. The original mail:

GRADLE-971, GRADLE-796 and GRADLE-673 are all reported as fixed in m9.

But if I remove the doLast-workaround at https://github.com/huxi/lilith/blob/6677657bb4c9ce710d3dd2a95d61fd97fd64f7e8/config.gradle#L601 the file does still have 644 instead of 755 as permission.

I'm not sure how to proceed… should I reopen GRADLE-971 or should I file a new bug for this problem?

Gradle 1.0-milestone-9

Gradle build time: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:10:09 PM UTC
Groovy: 1.8.6
Ant: Apache Ant(TM) version 1.8.2 compiled on December 20 2010
Ivy: 2.2.0
JVM: 1.6.0_29 (Apple Inc. 20.4-b02-402)
OS: Mac OS X 10.7.3 x86_64

Or is there anything I'm missing? I assumed that this should be fixed now. The tar task using the exact sam copyspec is working as expected.


I've added a integration test to reproduce this error. (https://github.com/gradle/gradle/commit/b3e2c2a88c1e786b76b8414388037ade63c0d549)

Comment by Peter Niederwieser [ 15/Mar/12 ]

Maybe it's only fixed for the task but not for the method.

Comment by René Gröschke (Inactive) [ 16/Mar/12 ]

No it was failing for the task and the method as tested in https://github.com/gradle/gradle/blob/master/subprojects/core/src/integTest/groovy/org/gradle/api/tasks/CopyPermissionsIntegrationTest.groovy.
I've fixed this issue on master, maybe we can pair to review the changes.

Comment by Pablo Munoz [ 20/Mar/12 ]

Te suggested workaround does not work for zip tasks.

task copy(type:Copy){

{ File f = file('...') f.setExecutable(true, true) }


Is there a workaround for zip tasks?

Comment by René Gröschke (Inactive) [ 20/Mar/12 ]

Hello Pablo,
which version of gradle are you running. FilePermissions for Zip files should be handled correctly since M9 without the need for a workaround.

Comment by Pablo Munoz [ 14/May/12 ]

Sorry, didn't see this until now. I believe we were using an earlier version. Will retest with M9 or later. Just wanted to confirm the fix would also apply to the zip tasks.

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