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From "Chris Reeves" <CRee...@medfusion.net>
Subject RE: Direcotry Delete based on pattern
Date Mon, 17 Mar 2003 22:34:30 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dominique Devienne [mailto:DDevienne@lgc.com] 
> Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 5:27 PM
> To: 'Ant Users List'
> Subject: RE: Direcotry Delete based on pattern
> 
> 
> That's my point: There isn't!!! 

Noted.

> You don't need to write a 
> task, but a little task that implements 
> org.apache.tools.ant.types.selectors.FileSelector, and then 
> use it inside the <fileset>.

Yup - I could do that. But, I was looking for a quick-and-dirty
solution.

> 
> See 
> http://ant.apache.org/manual/CoreTypes/selectors.html#customse
> lect for how to plug in your custom selector. --DD

Thanks - I hadn't looked at the selectors before. As it stands, in the
time I spent researching it, the person on my team that asked for it has
decided he no longer needs it. I'm off the selector hook.

Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Reeves [mailto:CReeves@medfusion.net] 
> Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 4:24 PM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: RE: Direcotry Delete based on pattern
> 
> If by implement, you mean write my own task, that isn't 
> really an option here. I just need a fileset option that 
> takes a regex.
> 
> Chris
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dominique Devienne [mailto:DDevienne@lgc.com]
> > Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 5:03 PM
> > To: 'Ant Users List'
> > Subject: RE: Direcotry Delete based on pattern
> > 
> > 
> > Implement your own custom selector to select the 'numeric'
> > files within the fileset. --DD
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chris Reeves [mailto:CReeves@medfusion.net]
> > Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 4:00 PM
> > To: Ant Users List
> > Subject: RE: Direcotry Delete based on pattern
> > 
> > Can I use a mapper inside a <delete>? Regexp would work to
> > find the files, I believe.
> > 
> > Chris
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Chaganthi, Madhusudan R. [mailto:mvc9@cdc.gov]
> > > Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 4:44 PM
> > > To: 'Ant Users List'
> > > Subject: RE: Direcotry Delete based on pattern
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I dont know if a task exists as such.
> > > 
> > > But maybe you can use a few of the existing tasks combined
> > to do this.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > PSEUDO-CODE
> > > Can you not get the name of each directory and parse it 
> into an int.
> > > 
> > > If the parsing goes fine, delete that directory
> > > 
> > > If parsing throws a FormatException or something on those lines, 
> > > leave that directory alone.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Either way, I would appreciate the solution you turn to.
> > > 
> > > Regards
> > > 
> > > Madhu
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Chris Reeves [mailto:CReeves@medfusion.net]
> > > Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 4:37 PM
> > > To: user@ant.apache.org
> > > Subject: Direcotry Delete based on pattern
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I have a load of directories, all with numeric names 
> (e.g. 123, 734,
> > > 231) - hundreds of them.
> > > 
> > > I need to delete all these directories, while leaving any 
> > > directories with non-numeric names intact.
> > > 
> > > I thought I could use a patternset, but that won't do it. Any 
> > > suggestions?
> > > 
> > > Chris
> > > 
> > > ----------------------------------------
> > > Chris Reeves
> > > Senior Software Developer
> > > Medfusion, Inc.
> > > creeves@medfusion.net
> > > ----------------------------------------
> > > 
> > > 
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