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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: Easy Question: Rename a Directory
Date Tue, 20 Jul 2004 15:47:15 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David F. White []
> Is there an easy way to rename a directory that doesn't have a performance
> drain?  The Ant documentation states that the "<Rename>" task has been
> deprecated and to use "<Move>" instead.  However, all the examples I've
> seen with the "<Move>" task involve moving all the files and
> sub-directories to the new directory and then deleting the old directory:
> <move todir="${temp.dir}/newname" includeEmptyDirs="true"
> overwrite="true">
>          <fileset dir="${temp.dir}/oldname"/>
> </move>
> This is not an acceptable solution.  All I want to do is re-name a
> directory; I don't want to "move" any of its contents.  Does anyone have
> another solution?

I think the only solution is to use a <script>, using JavaScript for
example, that calls Still portable because Java
based, but a PITA because you need bsf.jar and rhino.jar (or another JAR if
you use another Java-based scripting language like BeanShell or Jyhton or
Groovy), and it doesn't look very Ant'ish. --DD

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