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From Tim Vernum <>
Subject RE: fileset definition help...
Date Fri, 09 Feb 2001 01:20:50 GMT
> Hello,
> how can i use ant to remove a subset of files from a directory where
> the definition of that subset is the contents of a different
> directory?
> from the shell, it would be something like:
> cd dir1
> for i in `find . -print` ; do
> rm dir2/$i
> done

Two ideas spring to mind.

1) Write a custom task

2) Define the first fileset
    Use execon to get the basename of each, and write it to a file
    Use that file as an excudesfile in another patternset.
    The problem is that ant will probaby expect the file to be there at parsetime, but I patch
I sumitted to ant-dev a couple of days ago will allow you to get around that (if the patch
gets applied)

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