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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: copy tasks and filelist
Date Mon, 14 Oct 2002 22:39:24 GMT
Are the file names all relative to a specific root directly?  If so, 
change your parser to output one file per line rather than comma 
separated and use the <includesfile> element of <fileset>.  Would that 
do the trick for you?


Frank Schroeder wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to use ant 1.5.1 in our current build environment which is 
> using recursive Makefiles. The files which are part of the build are 
> referenced explicitly in the Makefiles.
> I've written a simple Makefile parser which parses the Makefiles and 
> extract the file lists. The parser stores the file lists as comma 
> separated strings in properties in the project, e.g. IMAGE_FILES which 
> contains "foo.gif, bar.gif".
> Now I want to copy these files to a certain directory but the copy task 
> does not support the <filelist> tasks just <filesets> and individual 
> files. I was not able to copy the files from the ${IMAGE_FILES} property 
> to an output directory. How do I do this? Do I have to use the <exec> task?
> P.S.: I would like to traverse the tree as little as possible as it is 
> rather large.

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