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From "Knuplesch, Juergen" <>
Subject AW: Rename a dir
Date Fri, 26 Mar 2010 07:03:59 GMT
Thanks Antoine,

The ANT docu says:

Since Ant 1.6.3, the file attribute may be used to move (rename) an entire directory. If tofile
denotes an existing file, or there is a directory by the same name in todir, the action will

So my code seems to be correct.

I think todir will move the first dir inside the second dir and this is not a rename.

So the question remains: How to rename a dir with ANT 1.7.1 and Windows XP? 

Does anyone know?
Maybe I have a look in the code....

Greetings Juergen

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Von: Antoine Levy Lambert [] 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 25. März 2010 18:58
An: Ant Users List
Betreff: Re: Rename a dir

try using the todir attribute instead of tofile. I am not sure what the end result will be
but this might be faster.



Knuplesch, Juergen wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to rename a dir and used the following:
>       <property name="" location="${dirbase2}BUILDFAILED"/>
>       <move  file="${dirbase2}" tofile="${}" />
> But this moved all the files inside dirbase2 to
>      [echo] finally message
>      [move] Moving 14406 files to ...
> I just want to rename the dirname!
> I use ANT with Windows XP and this is a network path.
> Is a way to do this in ANT?
> Greetings Jürgen

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