Linux standalone created with MacOSX- how to set the executable flag permanently

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Thu Sep 5 09:18:56 EDT 2013

Hi Matthias,

You should be able to set the executable bit for a linux executable on 
Mac OS X and preserve it with tar. Any standard tar cli utility will 
honor the permissions when unpacking the file. There is no need to move 
it to a Linux box first.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 9/5/2013 13:38, Matthias Rebbe wrote:
> Hi,
> i am no Linux expert, although i started my career in the 80s in a company where we worked exclusively on Xenix and Unix. But that´s a long time ago.
> So please excuse my question if it sounds dumbly.
> I´ve created a Linux app on MacOSX. To get this app to run under Linux the customer has to set the "executable" flag for that app.
> I want to create a tar or tar.gz of that file with that flag already set. What steps are needed? Is it sufficient if i
> set the flag on a Linux machine for that app and create a tar or tar.gz on that machine of that app?
> Or is it mandatory to set that flag on the customer machine?
> Regards,
> Matthias

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