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From "Marco Sambin - NeoLogica" <>
Subject RE: "Replace" ANT task overwrites read-only files
Date Tue, 02 Nov 2010 14:28:19 GMT
Hi Antoine,

thanks for your feedback.
Yes, I would like to open a bug report for this <replace> issue (Ant should
NOT perform replace on read-only files by default, while the current version
does overwrite the read-only files).

Should I open the bug directly (by registering on, then filing the bug report), or should
we follow an alternative way?
Thanks in advance and best regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: Antoine Levy-Lambert [] 
Sent: giovedì 28 ottobre 2010 15:42
To: Ant Developers List
Subject: Re: "Replace" ANT task overwrites read-only files

Hello Marco,

this has been done in SVN (yet unreleased) but not for the replace task.

the bug report 
mentioned mainly the copy task.

Do you want to open a bug report ?



On 10/28/2010 5:51 AM, Marco Sambin - NeoLogica wrote:
> Hi.
> I am using a<replace>  ANT task in my build.xml in order to implement a
> of "conditional compilation" in my Netbeans Java project.
> Replacing works as expected, except for one point: it is able to replace
> strings also on read-only files (which then become read-write after
> replace). This is not a desired behavior, in my opinion (at least, not by
> default), and it causes issues with our source version control system.
> I think<replace>  should FAIL on read-only files by default. You may want
> consider adding a "force" attribute, such as for the<copy>  task, in order
> to force replace on read-only files.
> Any comments on this would be greatly appreciated.
> Regards,
> Marco Sambin

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