Hi, this is driving me nuts - is there anyway to use a path-like structure in a copy task?
Scenario is I have a classpath reference which I use for compiling. I'm building a war, so I also need to copy these files into WEB-INF/lib. It would be nice if I only had to define the list of jars once, but as afar as I can determine, if the jars are in multiple directories I cannot use any ant type which can be both path-like and input to <copy> .
I can get around it by copying the files first, then referencing the WEB-INF/lib during the compiling. But to my mind it would be much neater to have a single <files id="externaljars" .... definition.
In fact, the copy task supports resource collections as inner elements, so you can use a path inside the copy task, too.
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Ilja, Is that from the resource framework that was introduced with Ant 1.7? Some people are still on 1.6. I infer that John is from his description of the problem.
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Originally posted by Jeanne Boyarsky: Ilja, Is that from the resource framework that was introduced with Ant 1.7? Some people are still on 1.6. I infer that John is from his description of the problem.