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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <>
Subject RE: File Includer
Date Thu, 10 Jun 2004 19:56:14 GMT
Hummmm <touch/> already is able to change modification times
So we just need to get the last modification.

Not sure about all this mean/median attributes, I do not see
what use they have on a build process, but last/first seem fine.

I would prefer separate tasks for separate properties. So if you want to
obtain sizes then have a separate task for that.

No major objections though...

Jose Alberto

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Benson [] 
> Sent: 10 June 2004 19:26
> To: Ant Developers List
> Subject: RE: File Includer
> --- Jose Alberto Fernandez <>
> wrote:
> > The way to resolve your requirement is providing
> > a different task (useful on its own right) that
> > given a fileset it adjust the lastmodified of a
> > target
> > file to be the latest date of the files in the
> > fileset.
> Why not be a little less specific, and just have one
> or more tasks capable of setting a property based on
> the timestamps of the files in one or more <fileset>s?
>  Then you could have an attribute to accept values 
> "min|max|mean|median|mode" or the like... You could even have 
> an "attribute" attribute to accept values 
> "lastmodified|length" since length is something else people 
> often want but have access to only through scripts.  I can't 
> think of a nice name for such a task, but...
> ...once you have used this hypothetical task you can
> use <touch> on the target file.  Or wrap the whole
> thing in a <macrodef> if you like.
> -Matt
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