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Ant copy with fileset

Micale Raj
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Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 30

Hi All,

I want to copy files using fileset like following,

(This code don't work.)

In the copy task I want to include/exclude previously defined fileset. How to do this ?

Thanks !
Peter Johnson

Joined: May 14, 2008
Posts: 5852

You can't - a fileset is evaluated at the time it is encountered ans a collection of files is built at that time.

What you want, on the other hand, is to create a list of file names and apply that name in multiple locations. Something like this should work:

Note that "exclude" allows a comma-separated list of file name patterns, so you specific multiple JARs.

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Micale Raj
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Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 30

Thank you very much Peter. Your post helped me resolve the problem. Thanks again !
I agree. Here's the link:
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