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From Anuj Agrawal <>
Subject Re: REPOST: WAR/EAR and empty dirs
Date Sun, 08 Jun 2003 00:08:45 GMT
Hmm.. thanks for your response.. however, according to the
documentation, the filesonly parameter is, by default, "false" in the
war task.. but it still doesn't include empty directories.. could this
be a bug?


--- Tom Maccariella <> wrote:
> To clarify, set the "filesonly" parameter to "false" as shown in the
> example.  I had it backwards in my answer.  Sorry for the confusion.
> Tom
> Tom Maccariella <> wrote:
> The WAR and EAR tasks extend from the JAR task, which in turn extends
> from the ZIP task. All of these tasks support the "filesonly"
> parameter. If set to "true", both files *and* folders will be added
> to the archive. By default, only files are included along with the
> folder information for each file -- but not the actual folder. When
> the archive is extracted, you may think that folders were included
> since folders are created that have files within. But empty
> directories are not included.
> So, to answer your question, just set the "filesonly" paramter to
> "true". A simple example using the jar task is shown below:
> Hope this helps,
> Tom
> Anuj Agrawal wrote:
> Hi -
> Is there a way to include empty directories in the war/ear file when
> using
> the war/ear task?
> Thanks.
> Anuj.

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