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From "Dominique Devienne" <ddevie...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: fileset date selector based on the date of a file
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2007 15:11:52 GMT
You can use <uptodate> to select the newer files.

Or Ant-Contrib's <outofdate>, which I find more convenient, since
avoids having multiple targets, but it adds a dependency. --DD

On 7/19/07, Wayne Cannon <wcannon@turinnetworks.com> wrote:
> I would like to do the equivalent of a "find -newer reference_file ... |
> zip ... ", i.e., archiving all files newer than a reference_file.  I
> would like to archive only the files that have changed since the last
> major archive into a smaller, faster, "delta" archive; much like an
> incremental backup works.
>
> The <date> selector in a <fileset> looks like the logical solution, but
> it appears to only use a date-time string and not a reference file to
> specify the date.
>
> Is there a way to use the date-time of a reference file, instead of a
> string, for the <date> selector?
> Is there a way to set a property with the date-time of a reference file
> so that the property can be passed to a <date> selector?
> Is there another way to accomplish my goal, such as a way to use
> <depend> with a single reference file?
>
> --Wayne
>
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