Linux standalone created with MacOSX- how to set the executable flag permanently
matthias_livecode_150811 at m-r-d.de
Thu Sep 5 09:29:56 EDT 2013
thanks for your answer. I am not sure how i can set that flag for Linux under Mac OS X.
Using a "ls -al" on Mac OS X i can see that it has already the executable flag set. But when i
compress it with tar and move it to Linux and untar it, then flag is not set anymore.
Am 05.09.2013 um 15:18 schrieb Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com>:
> 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,
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> On 9/5/2013 13:38, Matthias Rebbe wrote:
>> 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?
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