[GRADLE-1264] Cannot always overwrite files with Copy task (it uses "overwrite if newer" strategy) Created: 21/Dec/10  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 0.9
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: Hendy Irawan Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


Copy task overwrites files if the source is newer.

There must be a way of specifying an alternate strateg(ies):

  • always overwrite files (this is most important)
  • only update existing files with newer versions, but ignore non-existing ones
  • only copy new files, leave existing files alone (i.e. never overwrite)
  • copy if newer or size different

Ant's Copy task can do this, Gradle's own Copy task should be able to do it too.

Comment by Adam Murdoch [ 04/Jan/11 ]

As of Gradle 0.9.1, the Copy task always overwrites files. The other strategies are not supported yet.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 10/Feb/17 ]

Thanks again for reporting this issue. We haven't heard back from you after our inquiry from November 15th. We are closing this issue now. Please create an issue on GitHub if you still feel passionate about getting it resolved.

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