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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 14320] - copy fileset followsymlinks="false" does not copy symlinks at all
Date Thu, 07 Nov 2002 19:11:50 GMT
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copy fileset followsymlinks="false" does not copy symlinks at all





------- Additional Comments From gus.heck@olin.edu  2002-11-07 19:11 -------
Well, followsymlinks is already in a released stable version, so it won't get
renamed. That would break existing build files which is bad bad bad. 

As for making FileSet and DirSet "aware" of symlinks, I am not sure what you
mean, but I presume it is something like storing the link name and the name of
the resource referenced such that it can be reproduced. If you think carefully
about what I have said here, you will realize that this would not be very
sucessful due to the absolutization (is that a word?) problems. Even if it could
be done that would add a lot of checks for which OS, and a fair bit of overhead
on supported OS's to the most used part of ant. I am not sure it would be worth
the performance cost (for most users).

This now looks like an enhancement request to me, do you agree?

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