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From "Nico Seessle" <n...@apache.org>
Subject Re: reading an external list of includes
Date Tue, 27 Feb 2001 23:15:06 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: <Scott_Carter@i2.com>
To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 9:46 PM
Subject: reading an external list of includes


>
> Problem that I am facing:  I am compiling a source base of about 3500 java
> files, but there are about 350 files that I would like to exclude from the
> build.  the list of excludes changes from time to time, and the list can
be
> automatically generated.  But how can I make ant use this list of
excludes?
> Is there some way to make ant read an external file, or some way to read
> this list into my build.xml file.
>

Patternsets of Filesets should do what you want. See
http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/jakarta-ant/docs/#patternset

Nico



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