i have seen this question, but the answer doesn't quite explain the technique.
I run my application from the target directory after maven is run on the server.
I have a folder (/src/main/webapp/WEB-INF/scripts) which once after maven is run is copied to the target directory (/target/[project]/WEB-INF/scripts).
I need to make sure all of the files within this directory (recursively) receive executable permissions.
How can I achieve this without ant?
You can try to do the put the assembly-plugin into the pre-package phase and copy the files to the target/classes/... folder (i'm not sure about the exact name of the folder) and during the copy via the assembly-plugin you can change the permissions. Tha the war plugin will pickup the files and will package them into the war. I'm not sure if this works perfectly. I never tried that.