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how to exclude specfic jars with ant war task

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Below is the war Task; i want to exclude classes12.jar,jstl-1.1.0.jar in WEB-INF/lib of x.war; but when i open x.war(WEB-INF/lib) still classes12.jar existing.how to exclude classes12.jar in my  WEB-INF/lib of x.war.

<war destFile="${temp.dir}/${x.war.name}" webxml="../web/WEB-INF/web.xml" manifest="../web/META-INF/MANIFEST.MF" duplicate="preserve">
      <classes dir="${web.compile.dir}"/>
      <fileset dir="../web/" includes="jsp/**"/>
      <fileset dir="../web/" includes="*.jsp"/>
      <fileset dir="../web/" includes="*.html"/>
<lib  dir="../web/WEB-INF/lib">
      <exclude name="classes12.jar"/>
      <exclude name="jstl-1.1.0.jar"/>

</lib>
<webinf dir="../web/WEB-INF" excludes="web.xml,/lib/*.jar,/classes/**" />
</war>
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by:CEHJ
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The exclude/include need to be inside a <fileset>
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by:ysnky
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a sample how to exclude;

<!-- Generate the war file -->
    <target name="war" depends="prepare-war">

        <war warfile="${final.war.name}"
             webxml="${conf.dir}/web.xml"
             manifest="${out.conf.dir}/manifest">

            <classes dir="${out.classes.dir}">
                <!-- Do not include test files in the runtime jar -->
                <exclude name="**/Test*.*"/>
                <exclude name="**/test*.*"/>

                <!-- Also exclude the test cactus.properties file -->
                <exclude name="cactus.properties"/>
            </classes>

            <fileset dir="${web.dir}">
                <exclude name="test/**"/>
            </fileset>
        </war>

    </target>

for more info;
http://www.ch-open.ch/html/ws/ws01/commons-cactus-23-1.1/doc/ant.html
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by:chaitu chaitu
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If i write like this, still these 2 jars existing in WEB-INF/lib directory.



<war destFile="${temp.dir}/${x.war.name}" webxml="../web/WEB-INF/web.xml" manifest="../web/META-INF/MANIFEST.MF" duplicate="preserve">
      <classes dir="${web.compile.dir}"/>
      <fileset dir="../web/" includes="jsp/**"/>
      <fileset dir="../web/" includes="*.jsp"/>
      <fileset dir="../web/" includes="*.html"/>
<fileset  dir="../web/WEB-INF/lib">
      <exclude name="classes12.jar"/>
      <exclude name="jstl-1.1.0.jar"/>

</fileset>
<webinf dir="../web/WEB-INF" excludes="web.xml,/lib/*.jar,/classes/**" />
</war>
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Try

<webinf dir="../web/WEB-INF" includes="**/*.jar" excludes="**/classes12.jar,**/jstl-1.1.0.jar" />

That should be the only element you need for WEB-INF/lib, so get rid of the others
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by:chaitu chaitu
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i write like this and its working.u wrote in that similiar lines only

<webinf dir="../web/WEB-INF" includes="*.tld,*.xml" >
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by:CEHJ
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OK that's good
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:-)
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