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From Ed Greenberg <>
Subject Newbie question - second try - re srcdir and destdir (edg)
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2003 21:07:22 GMT

Here's my second try in which I remembered to paste in the line that
actually describes the problem :) I appreciate any help I can get.

I'm trying to understand my first ant scripts.

I have
<project basedir="." default="all" name="myapp">
    <target depends="init" name="compile">
         <javac debug="true" deprecation="true" destdir="./WEB-INF/classes"
srcdir="./src"/>     </target>

My build.xml sits in the same directory as src/ and WEB-INF/.

I have one source file located in
When I execute this script, I get a directory tree created as

I would have expected the compiler to create
given the statement in the ant manual that:

  <javac srcdir="${src}"
compiles all .java files under the ${src} directory,
and stores the .class files in the ${build} directory.

Can somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong?


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