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Category: Ant

Quick tip: ‘copy’ task with Ant

Say, you need to copy a bunch of files from one location to another in your project structure after the JAR building is over. Add these lines to your ‘build.xml’ file: “

*copy todir="dist"#
*fileset dir="."#
*include name="*.sh"#

Please replace ‘*’ with ”

If you know how to insert XML properly in blogger, please let me know!


Exploring the Ant build script in NetBeans

After importing my manually coded build.xml into NetBeans, I opened it to view it in the wonderful XML editor:

Looking towards the left bottom, i notice the XML view of the build script:

You may also run any of the Ant targets by a Right-click->Run Target: