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From "Sam Masiello" <>
Subject RE: Chainedmapper question -- going crazy!
Date Fri, 03 Sep 2004 06:04:29 GMT
I thought of the flattenmapper problem after I had submitted my post, but unfortunately it
didn't help my situation any.
>From reading the documentation though, if you have a number of files and directories in:
and you want to copy them to:
then you need to use a chainedmapper.  Is this not true? If not, how can I accomplish it?
 I beat my head against this thing for several hours today before deciding that I wasn't going
to get this without some help :)  Any help you can provide would be appreciated.  I can provide
more info or a more complete example, if you would like, but this is the crux of the issue.


From: Matt Benson []
Sent: Thu 9/2/2004 4:22 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: Chainedmapper question -- going crazy!

Without a more complete example I'm not 100% sure, but
from what I can see so far you don't need any mapper
at all, if all you want to do is copy a fileset from
one directory to another.  Additionally, you can't
chain a flattenmapper to a globmapper that is intended
to change directory information and expect it to work;
the flattenmapper removes all leading directory
information, so the globmapper would never match


--- Sam Masiello <> wrote:

> I am about at wits end trying to figure out how to
> get chainedmapper to
> work and I was hoping you could offer some
> assistance.
> In searching the archives, it looks like this is the
> proper syntax to
> use chainedmapper:
> <copy ...>
>   <mapper>
>     <chainedmapper>
>       <flattenmapper />
>     </chainedmapper>
>   </mapper>
> </copy>
> My goal is to take a CVS checkout that I have in my
> home directory and
> copy the files to another directory where I will
> actually do my build
> from.  The problem is that the name of the directory
> that the CVS
> checkout is in is not the same as the destination
> directory.  It seemed
> like chainedmapper was the answer to my problems,
> but I can't seem to
> get it to work.  Here is what I have:
> <copy todir="${myProdDir}" verbose="true">
>   <fileset dir="${myCVSDir}" />
>   <mapper>
>     <chainedmapper>
>       <flattenmapper />
>       <globmapper from="${myCVSDir}/*"
> to="${myProdDir}" />
>     </chainedmapper>
>   </mapper>
> </copy>
> myCVSdir is my cvs checkout directory which sits in
> my home directory.
> myProdDir is a directory deeper within the directory
> tree from my home
> dir.  It is where I need to copy the files from
> myCVSDir to in order to
> do my build.
> Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated as
> I am beating my
> head into the wall on this.
> Thanks a *LOT*!
> --Sam
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