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From Adam Hardy <adam....@cyberspaceroad.com>
Subject Re: "Copy" accepts FileList without any directory limitation - enhancement?
Date Mon, 11 Aug 2003 13:59:20 GMT
You mean, nest the FileList inside a Path?

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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