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Ant - Directory not created

 
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Hi guys! I'm just wondering why the setup-war-structure target particularly the line

<mkdir dir="${wardir}"/>

doesn't seem to execute. I can't see a directory named war in my basedir. Everything else though are created.




Thanks!
 
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Try using a forward slash instead of a backslash in the directory pathname. That is: "${basedir}/war".

Forward slashes work almost every place backslashes do for filename paths in Java (and Ant is a Java program). However they carry 2 advantages:

1. They work when running the ant builds on non-Windows systems like Solaris.

2. Forward slashes don't have a "magic" meaning. Backslashes are used in Java for escape sequences.

In the case of Ant file and directory operations, I'm pretty sure that item #2 won't bite you, but why take chances? Look for a "${basedir}war" directory that you can't account for. If you find one, that was the problem.
 
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Thanks for the tip! I incorporated you suggestion with my script and I solved the problem by changing project tag's default attribute to setup-war-structure instead of compile.


 
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Timothy, your signature nicely matches the problem you had.

Regards, Jan
 
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Only that I wanted it to be made using ant and not by hand.
 
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