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Create a snapshot of a web application with warShot to a .war file
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project name="warShot" default="warShot" basedir="..">
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<basename property="build.name" file="${basedir}"/>
<property name="webinf.dir" value="WEB-INF"/>
<property name="build.dir" value="${basedir}/${webinf.dir}/build"/>
<property name="war.file" value="${build.name}.war"/>
<tstamp>
<format property="build.time" pattern="yyyy-MM-dd'T'hh:mm:00" />
</tstamp>
<buildnumber file="${basedir}/${webinf.dir}/build.number"/>
<fileset id="content.fileset" dir="${basedir}">
<include name="**/*.html"/>
<include name="**/*.css"/>
<include name="**/*.js"/>
<include name="**/*.json"/>
<include name="**/*.jsp"/>
<include name="**/*.png"/>
<include name="**/*.pdf"/>
</fileset>
<target name="warShot">
<war destfile="${build.dir}/${war.file}" webxml="${webinf.dir}/web.xml">
<fileset refid="content.fileset"/>
<lib dir="${basedir}/${webinf.dir}/lib"/>
<zipfileset dir="${basedir}/${webinf.dir}/classes" prefix="${webinf.dir}/classes"/>
<manifest>
<section name="${build.name}-${build.time}-b${build.number}">
<attribute name="Built-With" value="warShot"/>
</section>
<attribute name="Built-By" value="${user.name}"/>
</manifest>
</war>
</target>
</project>
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coseos commented Apr 15, 2015

warShot

Forget about fat and clumsy web-application distribution and deployment. Things can be really easy.
Take your development environment and make a snapshot once your tests are ok. This will give you a working web-application. Why rebuild at night? I can't wait 24 hours. This little ant-build file is all you need.

Use warShot.xml with ant to build a snapshot of your web application

mini-HowTo

Place this file in your web-app's WEB-INF folder and run ant on your web-app.

ant -f WEB-INF/build.xml

warShot will create a .war file with the name of the web-app (taken from the folder where the web-app is located, e.g. for a root web-app this is "ROOT.war").

content.fileset

Modify this fileset to reflect your project. The most common file types are already included.

Production ready

I use this script in production environment with success for some time now.

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