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From Dave <>
Subject Re: Delete task should be failing for UNC path that does not exist
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2009 18:57:25 GMT
According to the Ant Manual,
In relation to the quiet attribute of the delete task..

"If the specified file or directory does not exist, do not display a
diagnostic message (unless Ant has been invoked with the -verbose or
-debugswitches) or modify the exit status to reflect an error. When
set to "true",
if a file or directory cannot be deleted, no error is reported. This setting
emulates the -f option to the Unix *rm* command. Setting this to "true"
implies setting failonerror to "false". "

Going by the first line of this, Ant should fail if the specified file or
directory does not exist, no?

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 6:48 PM, Dominique Devienne <>wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Dave <> wrote:
> > However, I'm still curious as to why delete is silent when the UNC path
> > passed to it does not exist?
> I think that's true of any dir, not just UNC ones. --DD
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