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Abhinav Srivastava
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Joined: Nov 19, 2002
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Whenever I instruct ant to copy files from one location to another, it changes timestamp of all the files. This is very annoying as the file appears to have changed even though it has not been modified.
Is there a way out!
Loren Rosen
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Joined: Feb 12, 2003
Posts: 156
Use the preservelastmodified parameter to the ant copy task.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: timestamp
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