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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Remarks: file copy, subprojects, ant install
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2000 09:32:15 GMT
>>>>> "MK" == Michael Kolmodin <> writes:

 MK> Backup = "true" => make backup copy if a copy is done. Ant
 MK> selects the name for the backup file on a per-platform basis
 MK> (.BAK, .OLD ...)

Hmm, backup="extension" and imply no backup if omitted?

 MK> ifExist = "ignore" => never copy file if it already exists.  
 MK>         = "newer" => copy file if src newer than destination 
 MK>         = "force" => copy file unconditionally 
 MK>         = "alternate" => copy src file to lternate
 MK>           destination, i. e.  'dest.dist' if destination 
 MK>           exists. Possibly backup if 'dest.dist' also exists.

Yes, but please no "merge" or similar.


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