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Eclipse and importing JARS

Gregg Bolinger
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When I do an Import -> File System and import a JAR into my /WEB-INF/lib folder, would it not seem resonable that Eclipse should also add this jar to the Build Path of the project?
As it is now, I have to not only import that JAR file into the folder, but then I have to add that JAR to the build path.
Anyone know why this isn't automatic?


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Fred Grott
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Sounds like you just discover a nice Eclipse plugin to code
No I do not knwo why its not automatic...


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Fred Grott
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Gregg read this post..I found on Jrooler.com(the javalobby.org weblog hoster)
http://www.jroller.com/page/aspinei/20031004#ant_goodies_extracting_info_from
Is there any way to work backwards from ant and read the web-inf/lib directory for jars and add them to build path as an ant task?
if done that way it would be IDE independent..just my 2 cents
 
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