Ant Build Error - IO error scanning directory

Posted on 2005-03-21
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a dynamic ClearCase view mappe to my Z: drive. When trying to build this directory I see:

Z:\bo_group_treasury\CHARMS\CHARMS_Sourcecode\build.xml:27: IO error scanning directory Z:\bo_group_treasury\CHARMS\CHARMS_Sourcecode\lib

The lib directory is where I'm compiling the classes to under lib\classes and also holds onto a whole host of .jar files I need.

Any ideas on this?


Question by:CHARMS1
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ID: 13589245
do you have access to that directory

Author Comment

ID: 13589254
Yup. I can access all the files in that directory. This worked before.
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ID: 13589258
> This worked before.

whats changed since it last worked.
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Author Comment

ID: 13589262
If I knew that I'd fix it :)
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ID: 13589282
That error is caused by the File list() method returning null.
Which according to the javadoc is becuase:
" Returns null if this abstract pathname does not denote a directory, or if an I/O error occurs."

Probably doesn't help you a lot but may help narrow it down.

Author Comment

ID: 13589485
Ahhhhh! It seems as though the properties file did not have carriage returns directly after the file paths. I must have added in a space by mistake. Sort of invisible to the naked eye that one :)

Thanks for your help. 500 big ones comin atcha!



Expert Comment

ID: 13589532
Are you sure that you also have write access?

check out by e.g. copying files using your build.xml

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