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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Creating drone files...
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2004 17:49:17 GMT
Are they binary files?  lines="0" worked for me in my
test, which used <copy file="${ant.file}" todir="dest"
preservelastmodified="true">...</copy>

-Matt

--- "Ciramella, EJ" <ECiramella@emptoris.com> wrote:
> Lines="1" works, but I'm not sure if this will work
> for all cases...
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ciramella, EJ [mailto:ECiramella@emptoris.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 12:41 PM
> To: 'Ant Users List'
> Subject: RE: Creating drone files...
> 
> 
> lines="0" creates a duplicate file (the contents are
> preserved).
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ciramella, EJ [mailto:ECiramella@emptoris.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 12:31 PM
> To: 'Ant Users List'
> Subject: RE: Creating drone files...
> 
> 
> This will "empty" out the file?  I wrote a java
> class to create a new empty
> file with the timestamp of the original one.  I'll
> have to try this later
> when I have a second.  The trick is to touch a list
> of files in one
> directory to another directory.  Imagine if touch
> had source and target
> directory attributes.
> 
> Touch has a timestamp attribute that would make this
> perfect.  But I was
> also looking at the copy task with a filter (tail or
> head), but I don't know
> how to strip out all the lines.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Benson [mailto:gudnabrsam@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:14 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: RE: Creating drone files...
> 
> 
> Except he wants to preserve the timestamps of the
> original files...
> 
> 
> use lines="0" on a tailfilter (and, of course,
> preservelastmodified on the copy).
> 
> -Matt
> 
> 
> --- "Fyler, Cody A"
> <CodyFyler@financial.wellsfargo.com> wrote:
> > Couldn't you delete the file, then run the touch
> > task to create a new empty
> > version of the file?
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ciramella, EJ
> [mailto:ECiramella@emptoris.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 9:48 AM
> > To: 'Ant Users List'
> > Subject: RE: Creating drone files...
> > 
> > 
> > What I mean by truncate is simply remove all
> > content.  I was looking at
> > that, but I couldn't figure out how many lines
> were
> > in each file.
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@apache.org]
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 2:35 AM
> > To: user@ant.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Creating drone files...
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, EJ Ciramella
> > <ECiramella@emptoris.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > I have a list of files that I would like to
> create
> > duplicates of in
> > > another directory.  I want to truncate them but
> > keep their
> > > timestamp.
> > 
> > I'm not sure what you mean by "truncate".  Take a
> > look at <headfilter>
> > or <tailfilter> in <copy> (Ant 1.6 required).
> > 
> > Stefan
> > 
> >
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