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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: available searchs parent and grandparent directory for files
Date Thu, 07 Sep 2006 04:05:13 GMT
On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Peter Reilly <> wrote:

> The available task/type searchs for files in the parent and
> grandparent directories (but no higher) as well as the directories
> specfied. (when type = "file"). I cannot think of any reason why
> this is usefull behavior and think that we should change the
> behaviour, so as to NOT search parent and grandparent directories.

I vaguely recall doscussing this with Diane back then, let me see, hmm
can't find it in the archives.

> I think that this behavior was added by this change:

Yes.  This also means the task has been doing it since Ant 1.5.

> In the meantime, I have added an attribute to allow the behavior to
> be controlled.


But I'm against removing the behavior completely.  The usual backwards
compatibility argument.


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