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From "Patrick (Gus) Heck" <patrick.h...@olin.edu>
Subject Re: [SUBMIT] symlink task
Date Wed, 05 Jun 2002 15:51:46 GMT
By the way, my task and the associated patch apply just fine to a
current checkout (not 1.5 branch) so really all it needs is a commit :).
It doesn't have to go in 1.5 to work anymore. I wish it could of course
:) but realize that it is not likely.

-Gus

"Patrick (Gus) Heck" wrote:
> 
> Oh I forgot to mention, I had to build it against 1.5b1 because bug 1550
> is not fixed in 1.6 branch. I expect that it will apply just fine there.
> I also made a small tweak to build.sh so that the tests run under 1.1
> where execute has problems finding ant.home with reletive paths. (my
> guess from looking at the problem is that this problem persists through
> all java before 1.3 but I havn't proven that.
> 
> Gus
> 
> Patrick (Gus) Heck wrote:
> 
> > I have written a symlink task which should be useful for managing
> > websites on unix or any other case where the symlinks in a directory
> > may constitute valuable information. This task allows one to quickly
> > and easily record the symlinks in an entire directory structure in a
> > properties file.
> > This makes it possible to have a directory that consists entirely of
> > symlinks, and can be recreated without shell script and without typing
> > in the links by hand.
> >
> > The way I plan to use this is to record the links, and check the
> > properties files into CVS. This way when cvs checks them out it
> > creates the directories too. Then ant can come along and read the
> > properties file making all the links I need.
> >
> > I hope others will find this taks useful as well.
> >
> > The symlink task highlights:
> > - make a symlink
> > - delete a symlink without deleting the target file/directory
> > - record all the symlinks in a directory tree in a properties file
> > - recreate the symlinks in a directory tree from the properties file
> > - failonerror or not
> > - overwrite existing symlinks or not.
> > - symlink deletion method is exposed as a static utility function for
> > use by developers
> > - I have chosen not to expose the properites file creation method in
> > this task but both it and the symlink deletetion method might be
> > transportable to FileUtils.java (the method in the PropertyFile task
> > that I mostly copied is private). I will let the commiters decide on
> > this one however.
> >
> > Code and Testcases compiled and run on sun jdk 1.4.0 and ibm jdk
> > 1.1.8_v1 under linux 2.4 kernel
> >
> > Enjoy,
> > Gus
> >
> >
> >
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