Request for review: Store convenience scripts as executable

Neil Richards neil.richards at
Wed Aug 3 13:17:58 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-07-20 at 08:33 -0700, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> Although the jcheck extension isn't publicly available (it will be someday), it is used on the servers
> and by developers. That extension disallows ANY file from having execute permissions.
> So this changeset would get blocked, or create havoc for the developers.

Hi Kelly,
Thanks for taking a look at my suggestion.

I wondered if there was some kind of policy prohibiting storing the
execute bit, but didn't find anything in the documentation.

So I decided to follow Polonius' advice: 
"By indirections, find directions out."

Having a tool to police the current policies will be really useful once
it is made available "outside the wall".

I suppose that discussing modifications to these policies would be most
productive once that has happened (providing it's not _too_ far in the

Thanks also for the suggested workaround,

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