[wpkg-users] Need help having WPKG set filesystem permissions before and after running script

Peter Gough pmgough at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 00:06:28 CEST 2010

You could use cacls in a batch file for installation. Hopefully some of the
examples in existing packages should point you in the right direction:


On 16 September 2010 05:11, Todd Blum <todd at toddblum.org> wrote:

> Hello,
>        I am using WPKG for the first time.  I have WPKG and wpkgexpress
> running on XMPP on a Windows XP workstation in a Windows domain environment.
>        I have been updating my company's .NET application with a script
> that runs cwrsync on the Program Files directory on the user's workstations,
> but I've been getting in to some trouble because cwrsync leaves the
> ownership and permissions of the files different than it finds them.  I was
> hoping to use WPKG to first set ownership and permissions on the program's
> Program Files directory, perform the cwrsync script, then set the ownership
> and permissions again on the Program Files directory. I'm not readily seeing
> a package example for changing filesystem permissions--does anyone know the
> best way to perform these tasks?
>        I chose rsync as the update model because the program doesn't have
> to be reinstalled with each update, and I thought it would minimize
> bandwidth usage (the rsync server is centralized and there are many
> disparate networks).
> Thanks for your help,
> Todd
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