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From "Andrew Goktepe" <andrewgokt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: FileSet behavior
Date Sun, 11 May 2008 19:06:21 GMT
Prateek,

The behavior you are seeing is probably more indicative of how <path>
handles the output of <fileset>, rather than <fileset> returning different
things in different contexts.  While I don't know for sure, my guess is that
<fileset> is always returning the directories but its caller might be doing
other things to filter them out.

-Andrew

On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 8:30 PM, Prateek Asthana <hkprateek@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
> This is to understand fileset attribute behavior. Definition of
> FileSet is that it is a group of files.
>
> My observation about Fileset is that depending upon the context it
> behaves differently. I have given two scenarios below. Please help me
> understand correctly.
>
> First scenario:
>
>   <path id="temp1">
>       <fileset dir="${module.testautomap.basedir}">
>       </fileset>
>   </path>
>
>    Above case, temp1 only contains files even though base directory
> has empty directories. So I assume, fileset only returns files and not
> empty directory.
>
>
> Second Scnarios:
> <copy todir="${testautomap.output.dir}">
>           <fileset dir="${module.testautomap.basedir}/src">
>           </fileset>
>       </copy>
>
> In the second scenario, even empty directories are copied implying
> fileset even returns empty directories.
>
> In fact we also have a selector <type type="file"> that can be used
> with fileset. So I am confused as to what all does fileset return.
> Does it return only files or also directories? If both, why does my
> first scenario only print files and not directories.
>
> Thanks,
> Prateek
>
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