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From "Kit Cragin" <>
Subject FW: jar/zip tasks and directory case problem
Date Thu, 21 Jun 2001 17:47:12 GMT
Anyone? This is an obnoxious little problem...

-----Original Message-----
From: Kit Cragin [] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 2:42 PM
Subject: jar/zip tasks and directory case problem

Whenever I use the jar or zip tasks to zip the contents of a directory,
any subdirectories of that directory get stored in lowercase instead of
whatever the case was when the directory was created. This causes
problems when building WAR files and EAR files for some application
servers (they don't like meta-inf or web-inf for example, when it should

I'm running ant 1.2 on Win 2000. I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem on
Linux. Using WinZip, I have no problem.

Any ideas on a workaround for this problem? Does 1.3 correct this by any
chance? Thanks.

Kit Cragin
VP of Product Development
Mongoose Technology, Inc.

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