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How do I quickly copy a directory using Apache Ant?

laneway asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
I am trying to duplicate a directory using apache ant and the copy task. When I use my OS to duplicate the directory, it takes about 30 seconds. When I use the ant copy task (as shown below) it takes 4 minutes and 30 seconds! Is there a faster way?
<target name="copy-dir">			
	<copy todir="./newdir">
		<fileset dir="./copyme"/>

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