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From "Jay Glanville" <>
Subject Why can't <delete> just simply delete the directory?
Date Thu, 07 Dec 2000 22:50:16 GMT
I'm currently using a nightly build for Oct 11 2000.

I have a clean task that does something like the following:
  <target name="clean"  >
    <delete dir="${build.loc}" />

The task performs beautifully, but not efficiently.  Before it deletes the
directory, it deletes all the files within it.  However, when my
${build.loc} contains over 4000 files, this deleting of files can take a
while. (true, only a little over 60 seconds)  Why can't it simply delete the
directory itself?

Jay Dickon Glanville
P068 - SiteManager Development, Nortel Networks
613-765-1144 (ESN 395-1144)
MS: 045/55/A05

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