JDK-6216563 : Need capability to manipulate more file access attributes in File class
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.io
  • Affected Version: 5.0
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: other
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2005-01-12
  • Updated: 2017-05-16
  • Resolved: 2005-09-04
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6 b51Fixed
Some applications need to toggle file readonly flag. Currently it's not supported by Java APIs. There is missing reverse operation to File.setReadOnly.

My application is source versioning system client.
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EVALUATION Adding following methods in Mustang setWritable(boolean writable, boolean ownerOnly); setReadable(boolean readable, boolean ownerOnly) setExecutable(boolean executable, boolean ownerOnly); setExecutable(boolean executable); setReadable(boolean readable); setWritable(boolean writable); canExecute();