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From Dmitry Blotsky <>
Subject Re: Behavior of --copy-from
Date Tue, 19 May 2015 07:18:27 GMT
Hi Raymond,

The semantics of “--copy-from” are: copy the passed path in place of the new project's
“www” directory, which “cordova create” seems to obey. Is that not what happened in
your case? However, the failure to copy over paths that start with “.” looks like a bug
to me. Unless someone says otherwise, feel totally free file a bug in JIRA.


On May 17, 2015, at 7:56 AM, Raymond Camden <<>>

Well shoot - as a follow up - if I make a new Cordova project, lets
call it testsource2, and then copy .settings to it, and then follow up
by making a new project that uses copy-from pointing to testsource2,
the CLI isn't copying the .settings directory. That is a bug for sure,

On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 9:51 AM, Raymond Camden <<>>
I thought I remember seeing a thread on this, but GMail is being a bit
cranky about how I search today.

I had thought that if you used --copy-from and the directory you used
included www itself, then the folders would be copied over to a new
project and merged in with normal default items.

I just tested with a folder that had 2 items: A .settings directory
and a www directory. While the CLI reported no issues, it did not
create a proper Cordova project. It literally just copied .settings
and www, but didn't do anything else to create a proper Cordova

So I'm guessing that the expectation is that if you do not use a
folder meant to be www, then your source directory should contain
everything required for a proper Cordova project. But that's not
forward-proof though. Imagine if Cordova 6 changes the project
structure a bit so that a Foo folder is required, then I wouldn't be
able to use my source dir w/o changing it. (Which, ok, probably won't

So is this expected? Is this ok with others? Should I file a ER
perhaps to make --copy-from in this situation add the rest of the
project assets?

Raymond Camden, Developer Advocate for MobileFirst at IBM

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