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From Elaine Fortin <elaine_for...@harvard.edu>
Subject RE: AW: Ant exec find -exec problem
Date Thu, 16 Nov 2006 16:59:50 GMT

Oh yes! I got it working with
<try>
         <move>
                 <fileset>
                         <date...

Thanks so much everyone!
Elaine

At 08:35 AM 11/16/2006 -0800, you wrote:
>There is an example from Rob Anderson included in the email thread for this
>topic. It uses <tstamp> to do the math and <date> in <fileset> to do
the
>selection.
>Bill
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Elaine Fortin [mailto:elaine_fortin@harvard.edu]
>Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 8:08 AM
>To: Ant Users List
>Subject: Re: AW: Ant exec find -exec problem
>
>
>With the <date> attribute of <fileset>, how do I specify " today less
>${requested.days} " ?
>
>I don't see any way of doing math functions on dates in Ant.
>
>Thanks,
>Elaine
>
>At 01:26 PM 11/16/2006 +0100, you wrote:
> >In Ant you should not think about what to do with each single file.
> >Catch all at once.
> >
> >Move multiple files with   <move>
> >"select" old files using   <fileset><date>
> >
> >
> >Jan
> >
> > >-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> > >Von: Peter Reilly [mailto:peter.kitt.reilly@gmail.com]
> > >Gesendet: Mittwoch, 15. November 2006 22:14
> > >An: Ant Users List
> > >Betreff: Re: Ant exec find -exec problem
> > >
> > >three answers:
> > >1) you do not need to escape the args for find as
> > >   you are not using a shell:
> > ><exec executable="find">
> > >   <line ="./feeds -name myFilename* -mtime +10 -exec mv {}
> > >./feeds_backup;"/> </exec>
> > >2) for is only for ant1.6+ so to avoid confusion with ant1.5 it
> > >  is only defined in the xml task/type definitions of ant-contrib.
> > >  The recommended way to use this is via xml namespaces, drop
> > >  ant-contrib.jar into $ANT_HOME/lib or ~/.ant/lib
> > >  and declare the antlib namespace antlib:net.sf.antcontrib
> > >
> > ><project xmlns:ac="antlib:net.sf.antcontrib">
> > >   <ac:for list="a,b,c,d" param="p">
> > >      <sequential>
> > >         <echo>param is @{p}</echo>
> > >     </sequential>
> > >   </ac:for>
> > ></project>
> > >
> > >3) I normally use the shellscript task from antcontrib:
> > >  <ac:shellscript shell="bash">
> > >   find ./feeds -name myFilename* -mtime +10 -exec mv '{}'
> > >./feeds_backup \;
> > >  </ac:shellscript>
> > >
> > >Peter
> > >
> > >On 11/15/06, Elaine Fortin <elaine_fortin@harvard.edu> wrote:
> > >> This looks very good. I do have antcontrib but I see that the 'for'
> > >> task isn't operational. It's actually commented out in the
> > >> antcontrib.properties, as "Tasks Requiring Ant 1.6 or
> > >higher" and this
> > >> is Ant 1.6.5 !  Huh? I will uncomment it and see if that
> > >works.  Thanks!
> > >>
> > >> At 11:41 AM 11/15/2006 -0800, you wrote:
> > >> >I have a target in my build.xml that deletes files older
> > >than 60 days.
> > >> >Here is how I did it purely in Ant...
> > >> >
> > >> >   <tstamp>
> > >> >     <format property="60_days_ago" pattern="MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm aa"
> > >> >offset="-60" unit="day"/>
> > >> >   </tstamp>
> > >> >
> > >> >   <path id="aged.archives">
> > >> >     <fileset dir="${archive.dir}" includes="**/*">
> > >> >       <date datetime="${60_days_ago}" when="before"/>
> > >> >     </fileset>
> > >> >   </path>
> > >> >
> > >> >   <target name="rmagedfiles">
> > >> >         <echo>Deleting files older than 60 days from the
> > >archive:</echo>
> > >> >         <for param="file">
> > >> >           <path refid="aged.archives"/>
> > >> >           <sequential>
> > >> >                 <delete file="@{file}"/>
> > >> >       </sequential>
> > >> >         </for>
> > >> >   </target>
> > >> >
> > >> >You could easily change this to move files older than 10 days.
> > >> >Note that this makes use of the <for> task from the ant-contrib
> > >> >project
> > >> >(http://ant-contrib.sourceforge.net/tasks/tasks/index.html)
> > >> >
> > >> >I hope this helps.
> > >> >
> > >> >-Rob Anderson
> > >> >
> > >> > > -----Original Message-----
> > >> > > From: Elaine Fortin [mailto:elaine_fortin@harvard.edu]
> > >> > > Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 11:21 AM
> > >> > > To: user@ant.apache.org
> > >> > > Subject: Ant exec find -exec problem
> > >> > >
> > >> > > I am trying to create an Ant script to move files that
> > >are 10 days
> > >> > > old to a backup directory.
> > >> > > I cannot find how to do this purely in Ant, but I know that the
> > >> > > Unix 'find'
> > >> > > works.
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Ant returns the error: "[exec] /bin/find: incomplete statement"
> > >> > >
> > >> > > when I issue the following:
> > >> > >           <exec executable="find">
> > >> > >                           <arg line="find ./feeds -name
> > >> > > myFilename* -mtime +10 -exec mv '{}' ./feeds_backup \; "/>
> > >> > >               </exec>
> > >> > >
> > >> > > This command works fine when issued from a Unix shell:
> > >> > >   find ./feeds -name myFilename* -mtime +10 -exec mv '{}'
> > >> > > ./feeds_backup \;
> > >> > >
> > >> > > How can I make this work?
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Thanks,
> > >> > > Elaine
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
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