Ant: copy the same fileset to multiple places - continued
My question is in continuation of this thread: Ant: copy the same fileset to multiple places
I am new to mappers. Can someone (carej?) kindly share an example of using the mapper to do this ? Here is what I am trying for:
parent_folder |----child1_folder | |----files | |----config.file | |----data.txt |----child2_folder |----child3_folder . . . |----childn_folder
I don't have the option to use ant-contrib (sorry ... the ant location or any taskdesf isn't under my control). So I don't know how to loop over the uncertain number of folders.
Restrictions on me:
- I only know the name of child1_folder (don't know names of the other children)
- Number of other children is uncertain
- I am expected to create the files folder under each child folder (via another task, if not copy).
Here is what I was trying for (currently trying for a single file, will extend with additional mappers once this starts to work):
<copy todir="/tmp/parent_folder" verbose="true"> <fileset dir="/tmp/parent_folder"> <include name="*/files/config.file"/> </fileset> <mapper type="glob" from="*/files/config.file" to="*/files/config.file"/> </copy>
It keeps saying skipped - don't know how to handle it followed by No sources found..
Thanks in advance, Parag Doke
Another (possibly?) related question: Using mapper & fileset to copy files into a different subdirectory ?
Here's an example of one way. The key features are the use of enablemultiplemappings in the copy task, and a scriptmapper to deal with iterating over the target directories. A mapper chain is used to make the source that is provided to the scriptmapper be just the path of the file to be copied relative to the target directory.
Mulitple mappings in the copy task have been in Ant since version 1.6.