[GRADLE-1830] copy / archive tasks include redundant directories Created: 13/Oct/11  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Bug
Reporter: Szczepan Faber Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 7


When eachFile is used to manipulate file 'path' then often redundant empty folders are created.



task copy(type: Copy) {
  from('origin') {
    eachFile { it.path = "someDir/$it.path" }





E.g. redundant empty folder dir1. includeEmptyDirs flag does not have any effect on the case.

Comment by Luke Daley [ 20/Aug/12 ]

Related forum post: http://forums.gradle.org/gradle/topics/copyspec_support_for_moving_files_directories

Comment by David Pärsson [ 01/Aug/13 ]

Is there a suggested workaround for this? I guess deleting the directories in a doLast block would be an option when using the Copy task, but what about the Zip task?

Comment by Luke Daley [ 01/Aug/13 ]

The workaround there would be to use a copy task with a do last, then zip up the result of the copy task.

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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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