View Full Version : Directory permissions

04-10-2003, 12:48 PM
Did InstallShield include a way to set the directory permissions to read-only for 5.0? In 4.5, I saw that it was not supported and required custom code, but the InstallShield rep said he would make note of the need, so it could be included in a later release.

If there is no built in way of doing it, has anyone done this?

04-11-2003, 02:27 PM

When you use a Files bean and select "add directory" there is a attribute tab that allows you to set permissions on directories you are installing. Or you can use the Set Umask Wizard Action, which is only supported on UNIX systems.

Hope this helps!


04-11-2003, 02:34 PM
I will be taking files from a particular directory and installing them to another directory that will be created when the files are installed. So, this "solution" doesn't really work in this instance...
Are there any other ways of doing this for Windows and Linux?