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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: Pattern Matching
Date Wed, 26 Mar 2003 15:25:14 GMT
How about:

<copy todir="${source_dir}">
    <fileset defaultexcludes="no" dir="${target_dir}">
       <exclude name="**/.wlnotdelete/**" />
       <exclude name="**/_tmp_war/**" />

Does it work? I don't see why directories starting with a dot wouldn't be
matched correctly. How do you know it's because of the dot? --DD

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Porter [] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:18 AM
Subject: Pattern Matching

I am trying to use a fileset to copy some directories & files to a new
target location as follows:-

<copy todir="${source_dir}">
    <fileset defaultexcludes="no" dir="${target_dir}">
       <exclude name="**/.wlnotdelete**"/>
       <exclude name="**/_tmp_war**"/>

This is working as expected and removing all instances of *_tmp_war
directories in the process
but still leaves all the '.wlnotdelete' directories. I know its because of
the '.' character at the start
of the directory name but I cant find any way of making it work. It must be
a regular expression
matching pattern but I cant find an example of how to do it....anyone got
any bright ideas or pointers
to any docs that might tell me.


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