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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: zipfileset dir vs src
Date Wed, 30 May 2007 04:32:12 GMT
On Wed, 30 May 2007, <> wrote:
> On 5/30/07, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
>> On Tue, 29 May 2007, <> wrote:
>> > I am trying to add a single file to a jar.
>> Where is the file?  Inside a ZIP/JAR/WAR archive or in a plain
>> directory on your disk?  You use src for the former and dir in the
>> directory case.
>> > This works:
>> > <zipfileset dir="${src}" prefix="WEB-INF" includes="web.xml" />
>> So it is in a directory.
>> > This gives an error about not being able to access the file:
>> > <zipfileset src="${src}/web.xml" prefix="WEB-INF" />
>> web.xml certainly is no valid ZIP archive, so this can't work.
>> Why do you want to use src at all?
>> Stefan
> Maybe I'm doing this all backwards...  I have a <jar> task and there
> are a bunch of <zipfileset>'s inside that point to the directories
> and files that get included in the jar.

zipfileset is different from a plain fileset in two ways.  (1) You can
specify prefix/fullpath attributes to create a different structure
than is on your disk and (2) you can use the src attribute to read
from a ZIP file instead of a directory tree.

In your case you only need (1) so there is no reason to use src at
all.  Just build your zipfilesets using dir and everything should be


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