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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: simplify copy with regexpmapper (mapper/regexp)
Date Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:54:51 GMT
On 2010-09-17, Niklas Matthies wrote:

> On Fri 2010-09-17 at 14:36h, Stefan Bodewig wrote on user:
>> On 2010-09-16, Ludwig, Michael wrote:

>>> What I'm wondering is if there isn't some option like in tools such
>>> as wget (--cut-dirs to shorten the path) or cpio or tar, which in
>>> Ant's case would probably translate to a mapper, like cut-dirs-mapper.

>> flatten

>> Since you really want to remove all dirs, flatten="true" or the
>> flattenmapper should do what you want.

> But "flatten" also cuts away all sub-directories.

Absolutely, hence "since you really want to remove all dirs".

> If for example the files to copy are Java source files under multiple
> source roots, "flatten" would also remove the Java package directories
> from the file paths, instead of just the part above the source roots.

This is correct, but this is not the case in the problem Michael is
trying to solve.


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