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From Daniel Barclay <>
Subject Re: Unable to delete directory
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2003 17:49:48 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, Daniel Barclay <> wrote:
>>Does it just sleep and then proceed, or does it also wait for
>>successful deletion?
> Neither nor.  It tries to delete, sleeps if it fails and tries to
> delete again.  If that second attempt fails, <delete> will fail.
> There may be a lot of legitimate reasons why you cannot delete the
> file, trying until you succeed may never return.

Can Ant detect when it has requested the deletion of a file within
the directory and the file hasn't actually been deleted yet (if that's
even the case you all are talking about)?


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