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From Wayne Cannon <wcan...@turinnetworks.com>
Subject Re: fileset date selector based on the date of a file
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2007 20:21:58 GMT
May I respectfully suggest a <file> attribute alternative to the <date> 
selector's current <datetime> and <millis> attributes?

--Wayne

Wayne Cannon 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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