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From Reinhardt Christiansen <rhi...@sympatico.ca>
Subject Re: Question about scp
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2008 19:20:08 GMT
Actually, I'd love to participate in something like that. But, 
unfortunately, I simply don't have the time. I'm not sure if I have 
quite enough skill either. But I might check in again in a few months to 
ask about volunteer opportunities, assuming things slow down a bit by then.

--
Rhino


Anderson, Rob (Global Trade) wrote:
> You could write a <remotefileset> selector if you would like. You are
> probably not the first to have a need/desire for this functionality. The
> Ant project is a great example of users filling their needs while
> contributing to make the project better. I encourage you to participate.
> Some would even call it fun :)
>
> -Rob Anderson
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Reinhardt Christiansen [mailto:rhino1@sympatico.ca] 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 6:37 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: Question about scp
>
> I see. Well, it's nice to know that it wasn't a case of me being stupid.
>
> It's a shame that it has to be that complicated to copy a tree from the 
> remote Linux machine to my PC but that's life, I suppose.
>
> Thanks for the information.
>
> --
> Rhino
>
>
> Anderson, Rob (Global Trade) wrote:
>   
>> You need to use a nested fileset in your scp task. In order to do this
>> you would need to run ant on the host where the files reside. You
>>     
> cannot
>   
>> use a nested fileset as a source for the copy when they are on a
>>     
> remote
>   
>> host. I would setup cygwin sshd on the windows box and run ant on the
>> linux box.
>>
>>
>>
>> -Rob Anderson
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Reinhardt Christiansen [mailto:rhino1@sympatico.ca] 
>> Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 7:15 AM
>> To: ant-user
>> Subject: Question about scp
>>
>> I am successfully using the Ant (1.7.0) scp task in Ant 1.7.0 but I
>>     
> have
>   
>> some questions that don't seem to be answered in the documentation.
>>
>> With respect to scp, is it possible to copy a whole directory tree
>>     
> from 
>   
>> a local machine to a remote machine?
>>
>> Let's say I have this directory tree on my remote (Linux) machine:
>>
>> /home
>> /home/abc
>> /home/abc/css
>> /home/abc/images
>> /home/abc/images/thumbnails
>> /home/abc/images/thumbnails/new
>> /home/abc/images/fullsize
>> /home/abc/text
>> /home/abc/text/foo
>> /home/abc/text/foo/old
>> /home/abc/text/foo/new
>> /home/abc/text/bar
>> /home/abc/text/baz
>>
>> Each directory contains files and most also contain subdirectories.
>>
>> Now, I'd like to take a backup of this information on my local
>>     
> (Windows)
>   
>> machine. That backup should replicate the structure on the remote 
>> machine, like this:
>>
>> c:\backups\abc
>> c:\backups\abc\css
>> c:\backups\abc\images
>> c:\backups\abc\images\thumbnails
>> c:\backups\abc\images\thumbnails\new
>> c:\backups\abc\images\fullsize
>> c:\backups\abc\text
>> c:\backups\abc\text\foo
>> c:\backups\abc\text\foo\old
>> c:\backups\abc\text\foo\new
>> c:\backups\abc\text\bar
>> c:\backups\abc\text\baz
>>
>> I'm finding that I can copy a partial directory tree from the remote 
>> machine to the local machine without any trouble. For example, if I
>>     
> want
>   
>> to copy the /home/abc/images directory _and all of its subdirectories_
>>     
>
>   
>> on the remote machine to the local machine, I can do it easily enough
>> via:
>>
>>     <scp 
>> file="${loginid}@${remote.hostname}:${remote.root.dir}/images/*" 
>> trust="true"
>>           keyfile="${remote.keyfile}" passphrase="${passphrase}" 
>>         todir="${local.dir}/images"/>
>>
>>
>> However, when I try to copy a partial directory from the local machine
>>     
>
>   
>> to the remote machine, it only ever copies the highest level directory
>>     
>
>   
>> and won't recurse to the lower levels. For example, if I want to copy 
>> c:\backups\abc\text to the remote machine, It only copies the 
>> c:\backups\abc\text directory and never recurses down to any of the 
>> subdirectories below c:\backups\abc\text.
>>
>> I'm guessing that I just haven't written the scp instructions
>>     
> correctly.
>   
>> As is all too often the case, I'm finding that the examples in the Ant
>>     
>
>   
>> manual for a given command either don't show you an example of what 
>> you're trying to do or fail to explain it very well. In the case of
>>     
> scp,
>   
>> the examples that show copying directories from a local machine to a 
>> remote machine don't indicate if they _can_ recurse, let alone how to 
>> make it recurse if it is possible.
>>
>> Is it possible to recurse through subdirectories when copying from a 
>> directory on a local machine to a remote machine? If it is, could 
>> someone please tell me what I'd need to write to copy 
>> c:\backups\abc\text and all of its subdirectories to the remote
>>     
> machine?
>   
>> I've tried it every way I can think of but it never recurses.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Rhino
>>
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