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From (Praveen Shenoy)
Subject Tar and exec problem
Date Wed, 07 May 2003 21:41:06 GMT
I am using the exec task to run tar as we cannot use tar directly. 
Running tar directly, replaces all the file permissions. So, this is how 
I am using it

<target name="all" depends="copy_files">
         <exec dir="${build.root}/deploy" executable="tar" 
failonerror="true" >
             <arg line="-cvf ../sometar.tar *" />
         <delete dir="${build.root}/deploy" />

It fails with

[exec] /bin/tar: *: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
[exec] /bin/tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

It doesn't like th "*" after the tar name. If I change it to a specific 
directory instead of "*" it works fine. Is there a problem using "*"?


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