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From "Martin Gainty" <>
Subject Re: Need clarifications about the Core Ant Task (javac)
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2007 17:13:13 GMT
Hello Aviator--

99% of ant builds configure their srcdir using FileSet selector..
FileSet identifies 1 base folder , optional subfolders and optional file 

The one folder fits all scenario Ive seen in the real world where everyone 
dumps their source, classes, web.xml and tlds to the same folder
The build.xml targets can easily rectify this by identifying the source 
folder via Source Control (source control identifies that source folder with 
en var CVS_ROOT)
The location of destdir should be dependent on the where the input folder 
for the utility (typically jar) which will war the classes/web.xml and tlds 

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Java aviator" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 1:03 AM
Subject: Need clarifications about the Core Ant Task (javac)

> Hi Friends,
> I am brand new to Ant though i have been working in Java for a while. Can
> anybody clarify me about these lines taken from Ant user manual.
> " The source and destination directory will be recursively scanned for 
> Java
> source files to compile "
> To understand the above mentioned statement, I have developed a build file
> <project default="compile">
>    <target name="compile">
>        <javac srcdir="source" destdir="destination"/>
>    </target>
> </project>
> I observed that only the java files present in the srcdir are getting
> compiled and not the one present in destdir.
> Thanks in Advance!
> dinesh.

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