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From Andy Stevens <insomniacpeng...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Making the delete task behave like /bin/rm -rf vis-a-vis symlinks to directories
Date Tue, 30 Jun 2009 21:19:15 GMT
On 26/06/2009, jscripter <pc88mxer@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>  The main problem with this is that I don't want to keep track of which
>  symlinks to delete.
>  The tree I am deleting may have lots of symlinks.
>
>  I realize that Java doesn't know about symlinks and that Ant uses a
>  heuristic to determine if a file object is a symlink, but is there a way to
>  create a fileset of everything that looks like a symlink?

Just a thought - is there a way to build a fileset from the output of
an <exec> task?  If so, how about using that to call "find . -type l
-print" in the relevant directory?


Andy
-- 
http://pseudoq.sourceforge.net/

>
>  Scot P. Floess-2 wrote:
>  >
>  >
>  > Have you looked at the symlink task?
>  >
>  > http://ant.apache.org/manual/OptionalTasks/symlink.html
>  >
>  > On Mon, 22 Jun 2009, jscripter wrote:
>  >
>  >>
>  >> I am using this target definition to remove all the files under ${TOP}
>  >> which
>  >> contains some symlinks to other directories:
>  >>
>  >>    <target name="clean">
>  >>        <delete includeEmptyDirs="true" failonerror="false">
>  >>            <fileset dir="${TOP}" followsymlinks="false"/>
>  >>        </delete>
>  >>    </target>
>  >>
>  >> However, I've noticed that delete is not deleting the symlinks.
>  >>
>  >> I'd like to get the same results as /bin/rm -rf under Unix, i.e. the
>  >> symlinks are deleted but not followed. Is there a way to do that with the
>  >> delete task?

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