[Libreoffice] [PATCH] removing the executable mode from some source files

Tor Lillqvist tlillqvist at novell.com
Wed Mar 23 22:58:44 PDT 2011

> Note: The exclusion pattern was needed because I have noted that some perl 
> files are not using shebang, so the "file command"  cannot detect it as 
> executable.

But if a Perl (or some other) script doesn't start with a #!, then it isn't executable. It can't be run as a command just by itself, the kernel (or Cygwin) doesn't know what interpreter to use. It has to be passed on the command-line as a parameter to the intended interpreter. So, such files should not have the executable bit set. Presumably they are run from the makefiles using an explicit Perl interpreter.

Now, another question is then whether we should add a suitable #! line to such scripts, and change the makefilery where necessary to just run them as commands? There probably are various complications here that won't show up on most systems/platforms, but will show up on some.

> Can you send me the git-hook pre-commit so I can try to modify it to make 
> this tests automatically?

I am no git expert, but it should be in your git clone, surely?


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