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From "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: Delete and File Properties
Date Thu, 13 Jun 2002 20:33:32 GMT
That seems like a perfectly reasonable feature request for the <delete>
task.

As for being compared to Slayer - wow.... I'm honored!  Now if I could only
have the huge speakers and stage and thousands of screaming fans.... :))

    Erik


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Walker" <twalker@merc-int.com>
To: "'Ant Users List'" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 4:33 PM
Subject: RE: Delete and File Properties


> Erik,
>
> You rock like Slayer.
>
> Using Delete.java as a guideline...my attribDelete.java was point and
click. I needed to add only the if
> (f.canWrite()) to that part of removeFiles() and log those that I did not
delete as confirmation. Works GREAT.
>
>
> My only remaining question...
>
> Shouldn't the Delete task operate like this by default? Or, at least have
a delete attribute supported like
> "don't_delete_read_only_files=true".
>
> Thanks again Erik.
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Hatcher [mailto:jakarta-ant@ehatchersolutions.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 1:41 PM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: Delete and File Properties
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tim Walker" <twalker@merc-int.com>
>
> > Hmmm...thanks...a better question, I guess, is...
> >
> > Is the documentation:
> >
> > http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/manual/
> >
> > Acceptable for something as fundamental as this ? Trying to implement a
> task based solely on this
> > documentation led me to these assumptions.
>
> Well, in all fairness, the documentation is geared primarily towards Ant
> users.  The best source of information on how to develop Ant tasks will
> always be, well, Ant's own source code.
>
> And the answers to the setter and TaskContainer issues were on the
> developing page:
> http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/manual/develop.html#writingowntask
>
> Granted there is lots of room for improvement there.  But....
>
> > I'll have to track down a good reference. Any come to mind ?
>
> Why yes, and I'm glad you asked!  :)
>
>     http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1930110588
>
> We have one chapter dedicated to writing custom tasks, and another that
has
> info on writing custom selectors, FilterReaders, mappers, listeners, and
> loggers. At some point our publisher will post some chapters online at
> http://www.manning.com/antbook/ but they aren't there yet - and I haven't
a
> clue which ones will be made available for free as samples.  Proofreader
is
> reading our stuff now, so we are well on our way to having it in print
soon.
>
>     Erik
>
>
>
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