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From "J. Xue" <>
Subject Re: Including directories that may or may not exist
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2003 14:24:09 GMT
Quoting Stefan Bodewig <>:
> <war> (and any other task of the <zip> family) will only work on
> existing files and directories.  You'll have to make sure that they
> exist using <mkdir> (which will silently do nothing if the directory
> already exists).

Would it make sense to have an 'optional' attribute on a fileset and/or 
pathelement to indicate that it should be skipped if the directory or file 
doesn't exist?  Or people might think this would be error-prone?


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