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From "Jon Skeet" <>
Subject RE: filter copy corrupts jars?
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2002 21:45:07 GMT
> I ran into a problem that I don't have time to diagnose
> more thoroughly, but perhaps someone with more knowledge
> of the filter code can help.
> In a copy with multiple filtersets, a jar that doesn't match
> any tokens is corrupted.  I verified no matches by running
> with the verbose flag; I saw matches in text files, but no
> matches for the jar.  In a copy with no filtersets, the
> copied jar is fine.  
> Is it at all conceivable that the file is being modified,
> even if a token match is not reported by -v?

Unless I'm just tired, you should *never* copy any binary files with filtering turned on.
Even if it doesn't match any tokens, it's still reading and writing as if it's text.

As I say, I could be wrong...


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