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From peter reilly <peter.rei...@corvil.com>
Subject Re: "Copy" accepts FileList without any directory limitation - enhancement?
Date Mon, 11 Aug 2003 15:14:06 GMT
On Monday 11 August 2003 14:59, Adam Hardy wrote:
> You mean, nest the FileList inside a Path?
Yep,
or a path="path;..." form.

However, the copy task has a <mapper/> element
with uses the base directory of the <fileset>'s.

This makes it difficult to modify <copy> to properly support <path>'s or
any file name container without a base directory.

Peter

>
> peter reilly wrote:
> > It may be better to allow <copy/>
> > to take a <path/> element.
> > This would generalize better.
> >
> > Peter
> >
> > On Monday 11 August 2003 14:43, Adam Hardy wrote:
> >>Currently this sort of task to copy a random bunch of files doesn't work:
> >>
> >><target name="testCopyFromDifferentDrives">
> >>   <copy todir="." >
> >>     <filelist
> >>       files="D:/file1.tmp,F:/file2.tmp"/>
> >>   </copy>
> >></target>
> >>
> >>The user cannot use a FileList in the Copy, and even then, the FileList
> >>demands a common directory to which the files in the list are all
> >> relative.
> >>
> >>I have just submitted a enhancement
> >>
> >>http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22298
> >>
> >>with some patches that allow the user to do the above.
> >>
> >>I want to use this in my build.xml deploy target, so that I do not have
> >>to name all the jars that I want to copy. With this change I can name
> >>them all in a build.properties file and then do this:
> >>
> >><filelist files="${external.jars}"/>
> >>
> >>I can see other places where this is useful too, e.g. dist
> >>
> >>If you are in favour of this change, I humbly crave your indulgence to
> >>grace this bug with a vote in bugzilla.
> >>
> >>:)
> >>
> >>Adam
> >
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