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Ant FTP overwriting

Kev D'Arcy
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Joined: Jul 26, 2001
Posts: 75
Hi all,

I'm having a problem with the ant ftp task. When I execute it as part of
a build script I'd prefer that the task failed if the same file is
encountered on the server. Is this possible? I've tried using the "depends"
attribute, but this always allows an update.


Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 30057

The depends attribute only checks if your file is newer. This is likely if it is generated by the Ant build.

The FTP task itself doesn't provide a way to check if the file is already on the server. You could use an FTP get to see if it exists though.

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