Hi, I've a mix of files that I'm trying to install, some in the Unix text mode and others in the DOS text mode. Is there a project-wide property that I can use to setup text mode of the installed files based on the destination platform? I understand there are "unix2dos" and "dos2unix" built-in actions, but that assumes I'm aware of which files are of which mode and where they can be found, which is not always possible in my case. Besides, I want to use any built-in feature to minimize overhead on account of conversions.

Thanks, Reddy

asked 22 Oct '12, 09:14

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InstallBuilder treats all files as binary and does not convert newline characters when unpacking the files.

If you do not want to use the built-in actions, and to avoid convertion by installer itself, it may be best to simply create two sets of files when building the installer - and package different files for Windows and different for Unix systems.

You can then use <preBuildActionList> and write a shell script that uses find and unix2dos and dos2unix shell commands to convert it.


answered 22 Oct '12, 09:34

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