Tarball releases should preserve executable bits
I'm a huge fan of the todo.txt idea. It's all very well-done. I just
have one nit: it'd be nice if tarball'd releases preserved the
executable bit on todo.sh. Then you could just tell people to extract
with tar, instead of having to invoke chmod. Based on the group
ownership in the archive, I'm guessing you're on Mac OS X, right? On my
GNU Tar, executable bits are preserved when creating tarballs, and based
on the FreeBSD tar(1) manpage I found, it seems like that version
preserves executable bits, too. Perhaps Apple has patched FreeBSD tar to
do weird things?
I'd go ahead and report a GitHub Issue, but apparently I need to check
with this list first. Hence this email.