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From "Brill Pappin" <john.pap...@jmonkey.com>
Subject RE: Touch task
Date Tue, 27 Jun 2000 12:56:08 GMT
I think its worth putting it in, particularly since its not hard to do...
and  people are slowly moving to JDK 1.3 etc...

- Brill Pappin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@bost.de]
> Sent: June 27, 2000 7:40 AM
> To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Touch task
>
>
> Hi,
>
> Some of you might have noticed my hack to Untar to set the file
> modification times to the values retrieved from the tar file. I'd like
> to do the same to the Expand task. As I don't want to duplicate code
> I'm going to move the relevant parts out into another class which
> could easily be a Touch task.
>
> The problem I see is that this task wouldn't do anything in JDK 1.1 as
> File.setLastModified hasn't been there and write(new byte[0]) doesn't
> change the modification time of the file you are writing to - at least
> not on my Linux box.
>
> So my question is whether we want to have a touch task that would be a
> NOP on JDK 1.1 - except when the file that shall be touched doesn't
> exist.
>
> Stefan


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