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From Jochen Wiedmann <>
Subject Re: Question about using Rat and the potential to create "accepted exceptions"
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:40:04 GMT
You didn't tell us, how you are using Rat:

 . Maven Plugin: Use the excludes and/or includes properties, see

- Ant Tasks: The rat-report task uses a standard Ant fileset to specify files
  that are being checked. These can contain nested excludes specifications:

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Chip Childers
<> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm working with the CloudStack (Incubating) project to sort through
> our licensing issues.  Specifically, we are using Rat to help us
> identify source files with missing ASF license headers.
> It's a great tool, so let me first extend my thanks to this community
> for creating it!
> I'm dealing with a situation now, where I'd like to be able to
> configure Rat to have "accepted exceptions".  An example of this is
> that we are storing Debian packaging files in the repo.
> Unfortunately, Debian packaging files for binary packages aren't
> allowed to have any comments in them.  Other examples include keys,
> certificates, etc...
> Is there a method to tell Rat to exclude certain files in it's analysis?
> Thanks in advance for any advice / direction / suggestions.
> -chip

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