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From "Chris Newland" <>
Subject RE: problems with deltree and delete tasks
Date Tue, 05 Sep 2000 09:25:25 GMT

The files and directories are not read-only.

I've been told that if Ant uses a custom classloader (which I believe it
does) then that may have locks on the files I have referenced. Perhaps I can
set the classpath to empty to release the locks?

If anyone knows different then I'd be interested to hear from them.

Best Regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: Diane Holt []
Sent: 05 September 2000 03:51
To: Newland, Chris [HAL02:HG20:EXCH]
Subject: Re: problems with deltree and delete tasks

I'm probably asking the obvious, but have you checked the permissions on
the files/dirs?


--- Chris Newland <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using Ant on a Windows NT system to checkout, build, and jar a
> Java-based project. When I try and use the deltree or delete tasks to
> clean
> up files that I dont need any more I get the error : build.xml:<line>:
> unable to delete <file>.
> All of the other tasks work fine.
> The error only seems to occur when I try and delete files or directories
> that I used in the classpath variable in a javac task.
> Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a workaround?
> Thanks,
> Chris
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