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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: Question about copying files
Date Mon, 26 Aug 2002 15:11:47 GMT
I believe this can be achieved by clever use of the new <selectors>
sub-elements of <fileset>. Check it out in the doc. --DD

-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Cryder [] 
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 10:04 AM
To: Ant-User
Subject: Question about copying files

Hi folks,

I need to copy sample files sometimes, and I currently do it like this:

    <copy todir="${build.dir}" >
        <fileset dir="${build.dir}" />
        <mapper type="glob" from="sample.*" to="*" />

What I need to know how to do, is to only copy files that _do not already

In other words, if I have the following files in a directory:

  sample.foo1 (unchanged, foo1 exists)
  sample.foo2 (changed, foo2 exists)
  sample.foo3 (new, foo3 does not exist)

only foo3 should be copied.


Christian Cryder []
Internet Architect,
Barracuda -
"Coffee? I could quit anytime, just not today"

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