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From "Glenn McAllister" <>
Subject Re: File modification dates
Date Mon, 25 Sep 2000 13:58:43 GMT

There is the touch task that could be incorporated to maintain the source
datestamp, but it won't work in a JDK1.1 environment, only 1.2+.  It is a
thought though.  I'm working on the copy/move/delete tasks consolidation
(if they ever get my comitter status worked out <smile>), so this might be
something I want to include as an optional attribute, marking it as a 1.2+
feature only.

Glenn McAllister
Software Developer. IBM Toronto Lab, (416) 448-3805
"An approximate answer to the right question is better than the
right answer to the wrong question." - John W. Tukey

Please respond to

Subject:  Re: File modification dates

At 10:17  25/9/00 +0100, you wrote:
>I am using the <copydir /> task to copy files from one directory to
>Is there anyway to have it maintain the original modification dates for
>copied files?

Unfortunately it is not possible in java and thus not possible in ant :(.
You can do renames which I think keep original OS specific details but no
provision is made for copy.



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