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From ste...@apache.org
Subject cvs commit: jakarta-ant/docs/manual/CoreTypes selectors.html
Date Sat, 18 Jan 2003 06:55:49 GMT
stevel      2003/01/17 22:55:49

  Modified:    docs/manual/CoreTypes selectors.html
  Log:
  documentation of the <depends> selector. Dont expect me to follow up with tests, as
I dont know where to begin on this one.
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.6       +80 -2     jakarta-ant/docs/manual/CoreTypes/selectors.html
  
  Index: selectors.html
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/jakarta-ant/docs/manual/CoreTypes/selectors.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.5
  retrieving revision 1.6
  diff -u -r1.5 -r1.6
  --- selectors.html	8 Aug 2002 07:49:26 -0000	1.5
  +++ selectors.html	18 Jan 2003 06:55:49 -0000	1.6
  @@ -49,6 +49,8 @@
           elsewhere
         <li><a href="#depthselect">&lt;depth&gt;</a> - Select files
           that appear so many directories down in a directory tree
  +      <li><a href="#differentselect">&lt;different&gt;</a> -
Select files
  +        that are different from those elsewhere
         <li><a href="#filenameselect">&lt;filename&gt;</a> - Select
           files whose name matches a particular pattern. Equivalent to
           the include and exclude elements of a patternset.
  @@ -58,7 +60,6 @@
           that are larger or smaller than a particular number of bytes.
       </ul>
   
  -
       <a name="containsselect"></a>
       <h4>Contains Selector</h4>
   
  @@ -189,7 +190,7 @@
           <td valign="top">The number of milliseconds leeway to give before
             deciding a file is out of date. This is needed because not every
             file system supports tracking the last modified time to the
  -          millisecond level. Default is 0 milliseconds.
  +          millisecond level. Default is 0 milliseconds, or 2 seconds on DOS systems.
           </td>
           <td valign="top" align="center">No</td>
         </tr>
  @@ -250,6 +251,83 @@
       <p>Selects all files in the base directory and one directory below
       that.</p>
   
  +    <a name="differentselect">
  +    <h4>Different Selector</h4>
  +
  +    <p>The <code>&lt;different&gt;</code> tag selects files
  +    who are deemed to be 'different' from another, equivalent file in
  +    another location. The rules for determining difference between two
  +    files are as follows:
  +    <ol>
  +    <li> If there is no 'other' file, it's different.
  +    <li> Files with different lengths are different.
  +    <li> Files with the same timestamp are the same, unless <tt>ignoreFileTimes</tt>
  +         is set. This feature is useful to keep the selection fast.
  +    <li> Finally a byte-for-byte check is run against the two files
  +    </ol>
  +
  +    This is a useful selector to work with programs and tasks that don't handle
  +    dependency checking properly; Even if a predecessor task always creates its
  +    output files, followup tasks can be driven off copies made with a different selector,
  +    so their dependencies are driven on the absolute state of the files, not just
  +    a timestamp. For example: anything fetched from a web site, or the output of
  +    some program. To reduce the amount of checking, when using this task inside
  +    a &lt;copy&gt; task, set the <tt>preservelastmodified</tt> to propagate
the timestamp
  +    from source file to destintaion file.
  +
  +
  +    <p>
  +
  +    The <code>&lt;different&gt;</code> tag supports the use of a
  +    contained <a href="mapper.html"><code>&lt;mapper&gt;</code></a>
element
  +    to define the location of the file to be compared against. If no
  +    <code>&lt;mapper&gt;</code> element is specified, the
  +    <code>identity</code> type mapper is used.</p>
  +
  +    <table border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0">
  +      <tr>
  +        <td valign="top"><b>Attribute</b></td>
  +        <td valign="top"><b>Description</b></td>
  +        <td align="center" valign="top"><b>Required</b></td>
  +      </tr>
  +      <tr>
  +        <td valign="top">targetdir</td>
  +        <td valign="top">The base directory to look for the files to compare
  +          against. The precise location depends on a combination of this
  +          attribute and the <code>&lt;mapper&gt;</code> element, if
any.
  +        </td>
  +        <td valign="top" align="center">Yes</td>
  +      </tr>
  +      <tr>
  +        <td valign="top">granularity</td>
  +        <td valign="top">The number of milliseconds leeway to give before
  +          deciding a file is out of date. This is needed because not every
  +          file system supports tracking the last modified time to the
  +          millisecond level. Default is 0 milliseconds, or 2 seconds on DOS systems.
  +        </td>
  +        <td valign="top" align="center">No</td>
  +      </tr>
  +      <tr>
  +        <td valign="top">ignoreFileTimes</td>
  +        <td valign="top">Whether to use file times in the comparison or not.
  +        Default is true.
  +        </td>
  +        <td valign="top" align="center">No</td>
  +      </tr>
  +    </table>
  +
  +    <p>Here is an example of how to use the Different Selector:</p>
  +
  +    <blockquote><pre>
  +&lt;fileset dir=&quot;${ant.1.5}/src/main&quot; includes=&quot;**/*.java&quot;&gt;
  +    &lt;different targetdir=&quot;${ant.1.4.1}/src/main&quot;
  +        ignoreFileTimes="true"/&gt;
  +&lt;/fileset&gt;
  +</pre></blockquote>
  +
  +    <p>Compares all the Java source files between the 1.4.1 and the 1.5 release
  +    and selects those who are different, disregarding file times.
  +    </p>
   
       <a name="filenameselect"></a>
       <h4>Filename Selector</h4>
  
  
  

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