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From "Eric Wood" <EW...@llbean.com>
Subject RE: Check if files exist in a folder before I tar
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2006 16:37:29 GMT
I don't know the names of the files in the directory. I want to determine if there are any
files in the directory before I attempt to tar.

Eric 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de [mailto:Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 10:52 AM
To: user@ant.apache.org
Subject: AW: Check if files exist in a folder before I tar

<available property="file.present">
<target unless="file.present">
    <untar/>
</target>


Jan 

>-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
>Von: Eric Wood [mailto:EWood@llbean.com]
>Gesendet: Dienstag, 28. Februar 2006 16:50
>An: user@ant.apache.org
>Betreff: Check if files exist in a folder before I tar
>
>What is the easiest way to check if files exist in a folder prior to 
>attempting to back them up via tar?
>
>Tar fails if I run it asking it to back up files and no files exist. 
>
>        <tar destfile="${backup.dir}/${current.dir}.tar">
>            <tarfileset dir="${gen.dir}" >
>                <include name="*.*" />
>            </tarfileset>
>        </tar>
>
>Eric
>

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