Re: file permissions: setting like another file
> I LOOK FOR A COMMAND THAT SETS THE PERMISSIONS OF ONE FILE LIKE THE PERMISSIONS
> OF ANOTHER FILE.
Oh please don't shout.
> This is analogous to the touch command that sets the timestamps of one file
> like another file,
> touch -r file-template file-target
OK, I did apropos mode, and kpsestat seems to do the missing bit of
functionality. The command you want is (note the backticks):
chmod `kpsestat = file-template` file-target
Then I checked what package it's in, and stopped being surprised that you
didn't find it.
kpsestat is in tetex-bin