[External] : Re: Shell files in `/bin` can be made executable
kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Tue Nov 23 15:43:03 UTC 2021
I sent my reply before I saw Magnus', so I was commenting on the "what"
and not the "why".
I'm sure others with more standing in the JDK project will chime in, but
two reasons that come to mind are:
1. Allowing scripts that are executable could lead to unexpected results
if the current directory is in the PATH ahead of some place you expect
to get that command.
2. On Windows platforms it is very easy to have a file be accidentally
executable depending on how it is created, such that (for example) new
source code files end up having the execute bit set.
On 11/23/2021 7:33 AM, Japris Pogrammer wrote:
> Thanks for your quick responses!
> Are there any actual reasons for this restriction or is it here just
> for historical reasons?
> If there is a possibility of dropping this limitation, as Magnus says,
> I also would like to support it.
> вт, 23 нояб. 2021 г. в 18:08, Kevin Rushforth
> <kevin.rushforth at oracle.com>:
> No, executable files are explicitly prohibited in the jdk repo.
> This is
> enforced by jcheck .
> -- Kevin
>  https://github.com/openjdk/jdk/blob/master/.jcheck/conf#L6
> On 11/23/2021 6:59 AM, Japris Pogrammer wrote:
> > Currently  shell scripts in /bin directory seem to be missing x
> > modifier. I guess that it should be added to them in order to
> improve their
> > usage experience a bit.
> > Is this assumption right?
> > If yes, then I am ready to propose a simple fix for this .
> > :
> > :
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