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ANT- checking for the existence of files

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Hey there,

I'm currently converting some existing build functionality to use ANT.  All is good, except that in the original, the build contained some validation checks, things like lookinf for the existance of directories, and files within.

I'm wanting to know if I can use an ANT Task to examine a give dir, recursively, testing for emptiness, ceratin fields etc.

any suggestions?

thanks

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thanks objects,

but I still can't see how I can check if a dir is empty?

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you should be able to achive that with isfileselected and the depth selector

http://ant.apache.org/manual/CoreTypes/selectors.html
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