I am using ant to create a WAR file. I use the <jar> task for this purpose. This WAR file contains certain XML files, which I do not want to expose to the end user. However, the documentation for <Jar> clearly mentions that "file permissions will not be stored in the resulting jarfile."
When I deploy this WAR file on Tomcat, on a Unix platform, it extracts this WAR file into a directory. The XML files are extracted with default permissions, which allow any user to read these files.
Is there any way to specify permissions for files within a WAR, so that these permissions are maintained when the WAR file is extracted?
subject: Maintaining File Permissions in a WAR file