## org.apache.tools.ant Class DirectoryScanner

java.lang.Object
org.apache.tools.ant.DirectoryScanner

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

public class DirectoryScannerextends java.lang.Objectimplements FileScanner, SelectorScanner, ResourceFactory

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"

Field Summary
protected  java.io.File basedir
The base directory to be scanned.
protected static java.lang.String[] DEFAULTEXCLUDES
Deprecated. since 1.6.x. Use the getDefaultExcludes method instead.
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
static boolean addDefaultExclude(java.lang.String s)
Add a pattern to the default excludes unless it is already a default exclude.
 void addDefaultExcludes()
Add default exclusions to the current exclusions set.
 void addExcludes(java.lang.String[] excludes)
Add to the list of exclude patterns to use.
protected  void clearResults()
Clear the result caches for a scan.
protected  boolean couldHoldIncluded(java.lang.String name)
Test whether or not a name matches the start of at least one include pattern.
 java.io.File getBasedir()
Return the base directory to be scanned.
static java.lang.String[] getDefaultExcludes()
Get the list of patterns that should be excluded by default.
 java.lang.String[] getDeselectedDirectories()
Return the names of the directories which were selected out and therefore not ultimately included.
 java.lang.String[] getDeselectedFiles()
Return the names of the files which were selected out and therefore not ultimately included.
 java.lang.String[] getExcludedDirectories()
Return 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()
Return 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()
Return the names of the directories which matched at least one of the include patterns and none of the exclude patterns.
 int getIncludedDirsCount()
Return the count of included directories.
 java.lang.String[] getIncludedFiles()
Return the names of the files which matched at least one of the include patterns and none of the exclude patterns.
 int getIncludedFilesCount()
Return the count of included files.
 java.lang.String[] getNotIncludedDirectories()
Return the names of the directories which matched none of the include patterns.
 java.lang.String[] getNotIncludedFiles()
Return the names of the files which matched none of the include patterns.
 Resource getResource(java.lang.String name)
Get the named resource.
 boolean isCaseSensitive()
Find out whether include exclude patterns are matched in a case sensitive way.
 boolean isEverythingIncluded()
Return 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)
Test whether or not a name matches against at least one exclude pattern.
 boolean isFollowSymlinks()
Get whether or not a DirectoryScanner follows symbolic links.
protected  boolean isIncluded(java.lang.String name)
Test whether or not a name matches against at least one include pattern.
protected  boolean isSelected(java.lang.String name, java.io.File file)
Test whether a file should be selected.
static boolean match(java.lang.String pattern, java.lang.String str)
Test whether or not a string matches against a pattern.
protected static boolean match(java.lang.String pattern, java.lang.String str, boolean isCaseSensitive)
Test whether or not a string matches against a pattern.
protected static boolean matchPath(java.lang.String pattern, java.lang.String str)
Test whether or not a given path matches a given pattern.
protected static boolean matchPath(java.lang.String pattern, java.lang.String str, boolean isCaseSensitive)
Test whether or not a given path matches a given pattern.
protected static boolean matchPatternStart(java.lang.String pattern, java.lang.String str)
Test 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)
Test whether or not a given path matches the start of a given pattern up to the first "**".
static boolean removeDefaultExclude(java.lang.String s)
Remove a string if it is a default exclude.
static void resetDefaultExcludes()
Go back to the hardwired default exclude patterns.
 void scan()
Scan 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)
Scan the given directory for files and directories.
 void setBasedir(java.io.File basedir)
Set the base directory to be scanned.
 void setBasedir(java.lang.String basedir)
Set the base directory to be scanned.
 void setCaseSensitive(boolean isCaseSensitive)
Set whether or not include and exclude patterns are matched in a case sensitive way.
 void setExcludes(java.lang.String[] excludes)
Set the list of exclude patterns to use.
 void setFollowSymlinks(boolean followSymlinks)
Set whether or not symbolic links should be followed.
 void setIncludes(java.lang.String[] includes)
Set the list of include patterns to use.
 void setSelectors(FileSelector[] selectors)
Set 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
Deprecated. since 1.6.x. Use the getDefaultExcludes method instead.
Patterns which should be excluded by default.

Note that you can now add patterns to the list of default excludes. Added patterns will not become part of this array that has only been kept around for backwards compatibility reasons.

### 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)
Test 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)
Test 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)
Test 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)
Test 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)
Test 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)
Test 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.

### getDefaultExcludes

public static java.lang.String[] getDefaultExcludes()
Get the list of patterns that should be excluded by default.

Returns:
An array of String based on the current contents of the defaultExcludes Vector.
Since:
Ant 1.6

public static boolean addDefaultExclude(java.lang.String s)
Add a pattern to the default excludes unless it is already a default exclude.

Parameters:
s - A string to add as an exclude pattern.
Returns:
true if the string was added; false if it already existed.
Since:
Ant 1.6

### removeDefaultExclude

public static boolean removeDefaultExclude(java.lang.String s)
Remove a string if it is a default exclude.

Parameters:
s - The string to attempt to remove.
Returns:
true if s was a default exclude (and thus was removed); false if s was not in the default excludes list to begin with.
Since:
Ant 1.6

### resetDefaultExcludes

public static void resetDefaultExcludes()
Go back to the hardwired default exclude patterns.

Since:
Ant 1.6

### setBasedir

public void setBasedir(java.lang.String basedir)
Set 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.

### setBasedir

public void setBasedir(java.io.File basedir)
Set 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.

### getBasedir

public java.io.File getBasedir()
Return 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.

### isCaseSensitive

public boolean isCaseSensitive()
Find out whether include exclude patterns are matched in a case sensitive way.

Returns:
whether or not the scanning is case sensitive.
Since:
Ant 1.6

### setCaseSensitive

public void setCaseSensitive(boolean isCaseSensitive)
Set whether or not include and exclude patterns are matched in a case sensitive way.

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

public boolean isFollowSymlinks()
Get whether or not a DirectoryScanner follows symbolic links.

Returns:
flag indicating whether symbolic links should be followed.
Since:
Ant 1.6

public void setFollowSymlinks(boolean followSymlinks)
Set 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)
Set 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)
Set 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.

public void addExcludes(java.lang.String[] excludes)
Add to 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.

Parameters:
excludes - A list of exclude patterns. May be null, in which case the exclude patterns don't get changed at all.
Since:
Ant 1.6.3

### setSelectors

public void setSelectors(FileSelector[] selectors)
Set 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()
Return 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
Scan 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. Scans under basedir, if set; otherwise the include patterns without leading wildcards specify the absolute paths of the files that may be included.

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

### clearResults

protected void clearResults()
Clear the result caches for a scan.

### 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)
Scan 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)
Test 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)
Test 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)
Test 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)
Test whether a file 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()
Return 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.

### getIncludedFilesCount

public int getIncludedFilesCount()
Return the count of included files.

Returns:
int.
Since:
Ant 1.6.3

### getNotIncludedFiles

public java.lang.String[] getNotIncludedFiles()
Return 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()
Return 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 least one of the exclude patterns.
slowScan()

### getDeselectedFiles

public java.lang.String[] getDeselectedFiles()

Return the names of the files which were selected out and therefore not ultimately included.

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 deselected.
slowScan()

### getIncludedDirectories

public java.lang.String[] getIncludedDirectories()
Return 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.

### getIncludedDirsCount

public int getIncludedDirsCount()
Return the count of included directories.

Returns:
int.
Since:
Ant 1.6.3

### getNotIncludedDirectories

public java.lang.String[] getNotIncludedDirectories()
Return 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()
Return 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()

Return the names of the directories which were selected out and therefore not ultimately included.

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 deselected.
slowScan()

public void addDefaultExcludes()
Add default exclusions to the current exclusions set.

Specified by:
addDefaultExcludes in interface FileScanner

### getResource

public Resource getResource(java.lang.String name)
Get the named resource.

Specified by:
getResource in interface ResourceFactory
Parameters:
name - path name of the file relative to the dir attribute.
Returns:
the resource with the given name.
Since:
Ant 1.5.2