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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: W2000 SP1 Delete task does nothing
Date Mon, 21 Jan 2002 21:48:58 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin van Wieringen" <>
To: "'Ant Users List'" <>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 2:27 AM
Subject: RE: W2000 SP1 Delete task does nothing

> That is not possible as the directory I am trying to delete is created by
> Ant itself (if it is not there yet) when I build my app. I each time
> the build directory myself without any problems.  So each time ant
> recreates the build directory. Compiles my class and puts it in the build
> directory then when I call
>   <target name="clean">
>     <!-- Delete the ${build} and ${dist} directory trees -->
>     <delete dir="${build}"/>
>     <delete dir="${dist}"/>
>   </target>
> The build directory is not cleared from the class meaning the <target
> name="clean"> does nothing. I am thinking more of a bug in Ant as it does
> not display any errormessage if the <target name="clean"> failed.
> Developers any ideas?

Maybe you havent defined the properties at this point

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