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DirectoryScanner (Apache Ant API)

## org.apache.tools.ant Class DirectoryScanner


java.lang.Object

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+--org.apache.tools.ant.DirectoryScanner


All Implemented Interfaces:
FileScanner, SelectorScanner
Direct Known Subclasses:
DependScanner, FTP.FTPDirectoryScanner, ZipScanner

public class DirectoryScanner
extends java.lang.Object
implements FileScanner, SelectorScanner

Class for scanning a directory for files/directories which match certain criteria.

These criteria consist of selectors and patterns which have been specified. With the selectors you can select which files you want to have included. Files which are not selected are excluded. With patterns you can include or exclude files based on their filename.

The idea is simple. A given directory is recursively scanned for all files and directories. Each file/directory is matched against a set of selectors, including special support for matching against filenames with include and and exclude patterns. Only files/directories which match at least one pattern of the include pattern list or other file selector, and don't match any pattern of the exclude pattern list or fail to match against a required selector will be placed in the list of files/directories found.

When no list of include patterns is supplied, "**" will be used, which means that everything will be matched. When no list of exclude patterns is supplied, an empty list is used, such that nothing will be excluded. When no selectors are supplied, none are applied.

The filename pattern matching is done as follows: The name to be matched is split up in path segments. A path segment is the name of a directory or file, which is bounded by File.separator ('/' under UNIX, '\' under Windows). For example, "abc/def/ghi/xyz.java" is split up in the segments "abc", "def","ghi" and "xyz.java". The same is done for the pattern against which should be matched.

The segments of the name and the pattern are then matched against each other. When '**' is used for a path segment in the pattern, it matches zero or more path segments of the name.

There is a special case regarding the use of File.separators at the beginning of the pattern and the string to match:
When a pattern starts with a File.separator, the string to match must also start with a File.separator. When a pattern does not start with a File.separator, the string to match may not start with a File.separator. When one of these rules is not obeyed, the string will not match.

When a name path segment is matched against a pattern path segment, the following special characters can be used:
'*' matches zero or more characters
'?' matches one character.

Examples:

"**\*.class" matches all .class files/dirs in a directory tree.

"test\a??.java" matches all files/dirs which start with an 'a', then two more characters and then ".java", in a directory called test.

"**" matches everything in a directory tree.

"**\test\**\XYZ*" matches all files/dirs which start with "XYZ" and where there is a parent directory called test (e.g. "abc\test\def\ghi\XYZ123").

Case sensitivity may be turned off if necessary. By default, it is turned on.

Example of usage:

   String[] includes = {"*\*\*.class"};
String[] excludes = {"modules\\\*\**"};
ds.setIncludes(includes);
ds.setExcludes(excludes);
ds.setBasedir(new File("test"));
ds.setCaseSensitive(true);
ds.scan();

System.out.println("FILES:");
String[] files = ds.getIncludedFiles();
for (int i = 0; i < files.length; i++) {
System.out.println(files[i]);
}

This will scan a directory called test for .class files, but excludes all files in all proper subdirectories of a directory called "modules"

Author:
Arnout J. Kuiper ajkuiper@wxs.nl
, Magesh Umasankar , Bruce Atherton

 Field Summary protected  java.io.File basedir           The base directory to be scanned. protected static java.lang.String[] DEFAULTEXCLUDES           Patterns which should be excluded by default. protected  java.util.Vector dirsDeselected           The directories which matched at least one include and no excludes but which a selector discarded. protected  java.util.Vector dirsExcluded           The directories which matched at least one include and at least one exclude. protected  java.util.Vector dirsIncluded           The directories which matched at least one include and no excludes and were selected. protected  java.util.Vector dirsNotIncluded           The directories which were found and did not match any includes. protected  boolean everythingIncluded           Whether or not everything tested so far has been included. protected  java.lang.String[] excludes           The patterns for the files to be excluded. protected  java.util.Vector filesDeselected           The files which matched at least one include and no excludes and which a selector discarded. protected  java.util.Vector filesExcluded           The files which matched at least one include and at least one exclude. protected  java.util.Vector filesIncluded           The files which matched at least one include and no excludes and were selected. protected  java.util.Vector filesNotIncluded           The files which did not match any includes or selectors. protected  boolean haveSlowResults           Whether or not our results were built by a slow scan. protected  java.lang.String[] includes           The patterns for the files to be included. protected  boolean isCaseSensitive           Whether or not the file system should be treated as a case sensitive one. protected  FileSelector[] selectors           Selectors that will filter which files are in our candidate list.

 Constructor Summary DirectoryScanner()           Sole constructor.

 Method Summary  void addDefaultExcludes()           Adds default exclusions to the current exclusions set. protected  boolean couldHoldIncluded(java.lang.String name)           Tests whether or not a name matches the start of at least one include pattern.  java.io.File getBasedir()           Returns the base directory to be scanned.  java.lang.String[] getDeselectedDirectories()           Returns the names of the directories which were selected.  java.lang.String[] getDeselectedFiles()           Returns the names of the files which were selected.  java.lang.String[] getExcludedDirectories()           Returns the names of the directories which matched at least one of the include patterns and at least one of the exclude patterns.  java.lang.String[] getExcludedFiles()           Returns the names of the files which matched at least one of the include patterns and at least one of the exclude patterns.  java.lang.String[] getIncludedDirectories()           Returns the names of the directories which matched at least one of the include patterns and none of the exclude patterns.  java.lang.String[] getIncludedFiles()           Returns the names of the files which matched at least one of the include patterns and none of the exclude patterns.  java.lang.String[] getNotIncludedDirectories()           Returns the names of the directories which matched none of the include patterns.  java.lang.String[] getNotIncludedFiles()           Returns the names of the files which matched none of the include patterns.  boolean isEverythingIncluded()           Returns whether or not the scanner has included all the files or directories it has come across so far. protected  boolean isExcluded(java.lang.String name)           Tests whether or not a name matches against at least one exclude pattern. protected  boolean isIncluded(java.lang.String name)           Tests whether or not a name matches against at least one include pattern. protected  boolean isSelected(java.lang.String name, java.io.File file)           Tests whether a name should be selected. static boolean match(java.lang.String pattern, java.lang.String str)           Tests whether or not a string matches against a pattern. protected static boolean match(java.lang.String pattern, java.lang.String str, boolean isCaseSensitive)           Tests whether or not a string matches against a pattern. protected static boolean matchPath(java.lang.String pattern, java.lang.String str)           Tests whether or not a given path matches a given pattern. protected static boolean matchPath(java.lang.String pattern, java.lang.String str, boolean isCaseSensitive)           Tests whether or not a given path matches a given pattern. protected static boolean matchPatternStart(java.lang.String pattern, java.lang.String str)           Tests whether or not a given path matches the start of a given pattern up to the first "**". protected static boolean matchPatternStart(java.lang.String pattern, java.lang.String str, boolean isCaseSensitive)           Tests whether or not a given path matches the start of a given pattern up to the first "**".  void scan()           Scans the base directory for files which match at least one include pattern and don't match any exclude patterns. protected  void scandir(java.io.File dir, java.lang.String vpath, boolean fast)           Scans the given directory for files and directories.  void setBasedir(java.io.File basedir)           Sets the base directory to be scanned.  void setBasedir(java.lang.String basedir)           Sets the base directory to be scanned.  void setCaseSensitive(boolean isCaseSensitive)           Sets whether or not the file system should be regarded as case sensitive.  void setExcludes(java.lang.String[] excludes)           Sets the list of exclude patterns to use.  void setFollowSymlinks(boolean followSymlinks)           Sets whether or not symbolic links should be followed.  void setIncludes(java.lang.String[] includes)           Sets the list of include patterns to use.  void setSelectors(FileSelector[] selectors)           Sets the selectors that will select the filelist. protected  void slowScan()           Top level invocation for a slow scan.

 Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

 Field Detail

### DEFAULTEXCLUDES


protected static final java.lang.String[] DEFAULTEXCLUDES
Patterns which should be excluded by default.

addDefaultExcludes()

### basedir


protected java.io.File basedir
The base directory to be scanned.

### includes


protected java.lang.String[] includes
The patterns for the files to be included.

### excludes


protected java.lang.String[] excludes
The patterns for the files to be excluded.

### selectors


protected FileSelector[] selectors
Selectors that will filter which files are in our candidate list.

### filesIncluded


protected java.util.Vector filesIncluded
The files which matched at least one include and no excludes and were selected.

### filesNotIncluded


protected java.util.Vector filesNotIncluded
The files which did not match any includes or selectors.

### filesExcluded


protected java.util.Vector filesExcluded
The files which matched at least one include and at least one exclude.

### dirsIncluded


protected java.util.Vector dirsIncluded
The directories which matched at least one include and no excludes and were selected.

### dirsNotIncluded


protected java.util.Vector dirsNotIncluded
The directories which were found and did not match any includes.

### dirsExcluded


protected java.util.Vector dirsExcluded
The directories which matched at least one include and at least one exclude.

### filesDeselected


protected java.util.Vector filesDeselected
The files which matched at least one include and no excludes and which a selector discarded.

### dirsDeselected


protected java.util.Vector dirsDeselected
The directories which matched at least one include and no excludes but which a selector discarded.

### haveSlowResults


protected boolean haveSlowResults
Whether or not our results were built by a slow scan.

### isCaseSensitive


protected boolean isCaseSensitive
Whether or not the file system should be treated as a case sensitive one.

### everythingIncluded


protected boolean everythingIncluded
Whether or not everything tested so far has been included.

 Constructor Detail

### DirectoryScanner


public DirectoryScanner()
Sole constructor.

 Method Detail

### matchPatternStart


protected static boolean matchPatternStart(java.lang.String pattern,
java.lang.String str)
Tests whether or not a given path matches the start of a given pattern up to the first "**".

This is not a general purpose test and should only be used if you can live with false positives. For example, pattern=**\a and str=b will yield true.

Parameters:
pattern - The pattern to match against. Must not be null.
str - The path to match, as a String. Must not be null.
Returns:
whether or not a given path matches the start of a given pattern up to the first "**".

### matchPatternStart


protected static boolean matchPatternStart(java.lang.String pattern,
java.lang.String str,
boolean isCaseSensitive)
Tests whether or not a given path matches the start of a given pattern up to the first "**".

This is not a general purpose test and should only be used if you can live with false positives. For example, pattern=**\a and str=b will yield true.

Parameters:
pattern - The pattern to match against. Must not be null.
str - The path to match, as a String. Must not be null.
isCaseSensitive - Whether or not matching should be performed case sensitively.
Returns:
whether or not a given path matches the start of a given pattern up to the first "**".

### matchPath


protected static boolean matchPath(java.lang.String pattern,
java.lang.String str)
Tests whether or not a given path matches a given pattern.

Parameters:
pattern - The pattern to match against. Must not be null.
str - The path to match, as a String. Must not be null.
Returns:
true if the pattern matches against the string, or false otherwise.

### matchPath


protected static boolean matchPath(java.lang.String pattern,
java.lang.String str,
boolean isCaseSensitive)
Tests whether or not a given path matches a given pattern.

Parameters:
pattern - The pattern to match against. Must not be null.
str - The path to match, as a String. Must not be null.
isCaseSensitive - Whether or not matching should be performed case sensitively.
Returns:
true if the pattern matches against the string, or false otherwise.

### match


public static boolean match(java.lang.String pattern,
java.lang.String str)
Tests whether or not a string matches against a pattern. The pattern may contain two special characters:
'*' means zero or more characters
'?' means one and only one character

Parameters:
pattern - The pattern to match against. Must not be null.
str - The string which must be matched against the pattern. Must not be null.
Returns:
true if the string matches against the pattern, or false otherwise.

### match


protected static boolean match(java.lang.String pattern,
java.lang.String str,
boolean isCaseSensitive)
Tests whether or not a string matches against a pattern. The pattern may contain two special characters:
'*' means zero or more characters
'?' means one and only one character

Parameters:
pattern - The pattern to match against. Must not be null.
str - The string which must be matched against the pattern. Must not be null.
isCaseSensitive - Whether or not matching should be performed case sensitively.
Returns:
true if the string matches against the pattern, or false otherwise.

### setBasedir


public void setBasedir(java.lang.String basedir)
Sets the base directory to be scanned. This is the directory which is scanned recursively. All '/' and '\' characters are replaced by File.separatorChar, so the separator used need not match File.separatorChar.

Specified by:
setBasedir in interface FileScanner
Parameters:
basedir - The base directory to scan. Must not be null.

### setBasedir


public void setBasedir(java.io.File basedir)
Sets the base directory to be scanned. This is the directory which is scanned recursively.

Specified by:
setBasedir in interface FileScanner
Parameters:
basedir - The base directory for scanning. Should not be null.

### getBasedir


public java.io.File getBasedir()
Returns the base directory to be scanned. This is the directory which is scanned recursively.

Specified by:
getBasedir in interface FileScanner
Returns:
the base directory to be scanned

### setCaseSensitive


public void setCaseSensitive(boolean isCaseSensitive)
Sets whether or not the file system should be regarded as case sensitive.

Specified by:
setCaseSensitive in interface FileScanner
Parameters:
isCaseSensitive - whether or not the file system should be regarded as a case sensitive one


public void setFollowSymlinks(boolean followSymlinks)
Sets whether or not symbolic links should be followed.

Parameters:
followSymlinks - whether or not symbolic links should be followed

### setIncludes


public void setIncludes(java.lang.String[] includes)
Sets the list of include patterns to use. All '/' and '\' characters are replaced by File.separatorChar, so the separator used need not match File.separatorChar.

When a pattern ends with a '/' or '\', "**" is appended.

Specified by:
setIncludes in interface FileScanner
Parameters:
includes - A list of include patterns. May be null, indicating that all files should be included. If a non-null list is given, all elements must be non-null.

### setExcludes


public void setExcludes(java.lang.String[] excludes)
Sets the list of exclude patterns to use. All '/' and '\' characters are replaced by File.separatorChar, so the separator used need not match File.separatorChar.

When a pattern ends with a '/' or '\', "**" is appended.

Specified by:
setExcludes in interface FileScanner
Parameters:
excludes - A list of exclude patterns. May be null, indicating that no files should be excluded. If a non-null list is given, all elements must be non-null.

### setSelectors


public void setSelectors(FileSelector[] selectors)
Sets the selectors that will select the filelist.

Specified by:
setSelectors in interface SelectorScanner
Parameters:
selectors - specifies the selectors to be invoked on a scan

### isEverythingIncluded


public boolean isEverythingIncluded()
Returns whether or not the scanner has included all the files or directories it has come across so far.

Returns:
true if all files and directories which have been found so far have been included.

### scan


public void scan()
throws java.lang.IllegalStateException
Scans the base directory for files which match at least one include pattern and don't match any exclude patterns. If there are selectors then the files must pass muster there, as well.

Specified by:
scan in interface FileScanner
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalStateException - if the base directory was set incorrectly (i.e. if it is null, doesn't exist, or isn't a directory).

### slowScan


protected void slowScan()
Top level invocation for a slow scan. A slow scan builds up a full list of excluded/included files/directories, whereas a fast scan will only have full results for included files, as it ignores directories which can't possibly hold any included files/directories.

Returns immediately if a slow scan has already been completed.

### scandir


protected void scandir(java.io.File dir,
java.lang.String vpath,
boolean fast)
Scans the given directory for files and directories. Found files and directories are placed in their respective collections, based on the matching of includes, excludes, and the selectors. When a directory is found, it is scanned recursively.

Parameters:
dir - The directory to scan. Must not be null.
vpath - The path relative to the base directory (needed to prevent problems with an absolute path when using dir). Must not be null.
fast - Whether or not this call is part of a fast scan.
filesIncluded, filesNotIncluded, filesExcluded, dirsIncluded, dirsNotIncluded, dirsExcluded, slowScan()

### isIncluded


protected boolean isIncluded(java.lang.String name)
Tests whether or not a name matches against at least one include pattern.

Parameters:
name - The name to match. Must not be null.
Returns:
true when the name matches against at least one include pattern, or false otherwise.

### couldHoldIncluded


protected boolean couldHoldIncluded(java.lang.String name)
Tests whether or not a name matches the start of at least one include pattern.

Parameters:
name - The name to match. Must not be null.
Returns:
true when the name matches against the start of at least one include pattern, or false otherwise.

### isExcluded


protected boolean isExcluded(java.lang.String name)
Tests whether or not a name matches against at least one exclude pattern.

Parameters:
name - The name to match. Must not be null.
Returns:
true when the name matches against at least one exclude pattern, or false otherwise.

### isSelected


protected boolean isSelected(java.lang.String name,
java.io.File file)
Tests whether a name should be selected.

Parameters:
name - the filename to check for selecting
file - the java.io.File object for this filename
Returns:
false when the selectors says that the file should not be selected, true otherwise.

### getIncludedFiles


public java.lang.String[] getIncludedFiles()
Returns the names of the files which matched at least one of the include patterns and none of the exclude patterns. The names are relative to the base directory.

Specified by:
getIncludedFiles in interface FileScanner
Returns:
the names of the files which matched at least one of the include patterns and none of the exclude patterns.

### getNotIncludedFiles


public java.lang.String[] getNotIncludedFiles()
Returns the names of the files which matched none of the include patterns. The names are relative to the base directory. This involves performing a slow scan if one has not already been completed.

Specified by:
getNotIncludedFiles in interface FileScanner
Returns:
the names of the files which matched none of the include patterns.
slowScan()

### getExcludedFiles


public java.lang.String[] getExcludedFiles()
Returns the names of the files which matched at least one of the include patterns and at least one of the exclude patterns. The names are relative to the base directory. This involves performing a slow scan if one has not already been completed.

Specified by:
getExcludedFiles in interface FileScanner
Returns:
the names of the files which matched at least one of the include patterns and at at least one of the exclude patterns.
slowScan()

### getDeselectedFiles


public java.lang.String[] getDeselectedFiles()
Returns the names of the files which were selected. The names are relative to the base directory. This involves performing a slow scan if one has not already been completed.

Specified by:
getDeselectedFiles in interface SelectorScanner
Returns:
the names of the files which were selected.
slowScan()

### getIncludedDirectories


public java.lang.String[] getIncludedDirectories()
Returns the names of the directories which matched at least one of the include patterns and none of the exclude patterns. The names are relative to the base directory.

Specified by:
getIncludedDirectories in interface FileScanner
Returns:
the names of the directories which matched at least one of the include patterns and none of the exclude patterns.

### getNotIncludedDirectories


public java.lang.String[] getNotIncludedDirectories()
Returns the names of the directories which matched none of the include patterns. The names are relative to the base directory. This involves performing a slow scan if one has not already been completed.

Specified by:
getNotIncludedDirectories in interface FileScanner
Returns:
the names of the directories which matched none of the include patterns.
slowScan()

### getExcludedDirectories


public java.lang.String[] getExcludedDirectories()
Returns the names of the directories which matched at least one of the include patterns and at least one of the exclude patterns. The names are relative to the base directory. This involves performing a slow scan if one has not already been completed.

Specified by:
getExcludedDirectories in interface FileScanner
Returns:
the names of the directories which matched at least one of the include patterns and at least one of the exclude patterns.
slowScan()

### getDeselectedDirectories


public java.lang.String[] getDeselectedDirectories()
Returns the names of the directories which were selected. The names are relative to the base directory. This involves performing a slow scan if one has not already been completed.

Specified by:
getDeselectedDirectories in interface SelectorScanner
Returns:
the names of the directories which were selected.
slowScan()

public void addDefaultExcludes()
addDefaultExcludes in interface FileScanner