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

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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
> automatically generated.  But how can I make ant use this list of
> 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


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