The file and path options specify all the files that are
included in the package. The file and path options use the following
files_and_dirs -C dir files_and_dirs -e file_or_dir dir -extdir dir
files_and_dirs The files and directories to package in
the AIR file. Any number of files and directories can be specified,
delimited by whitespace. If you list a directory, all files and
subdirectories within, except hidden files, are added to the package.
(In addition, if the application descriptor file is specified, either
directly, or through wildcard or directory expansion, it is ignored
and not added to the package a second time.) Files and directories
specified must be in the current directory or one of its subdirectories.
Use the -C option to change the current directory.
Important: Wild cards cannot be used in the file_or_dir arguments
following the –C option. (Command shells expand
the wildcards before passing the arguments to ADT, which causes
ADT to look for files in the wrong location.) You can, however, still
use the dot character, ".", to stand for the current directory.
For example: -C assets .
copies everything in the assets directory, including any subdirectories, to the root level of the application package.
-C dir files_and_dirs Changes
the working directory to the value of dir before processing
subsequent files and directories added to the application package
(specified in files_and_dirs). The files
or directories are added to the root of the application package.
The –C option can be used any number of times to
include files from multiple points in the file system. If a relative
path is specified for dir, the path is always resolved
from the original working directory.
As ADT processes the files and directories included in the package,
the relative paths between the current directory and the target
files are stored. These paths are expanded into the application
directory structure when the package is installed. Therefore, specifying -C release/bin lib/feature.swf places
the file release/bin/lib/feature.swf in the lib subdirectory
of the root application folder.
-e file_or_dir dir Places the
file or directory into the specified package directory. This option
cannot be used when packaging an ANE file.
Note: The <content> element
of the application descriptor file must specify the final location
of the main application file within the application package directory tree.
-extdir dir The value of dir is
the name of a directory to search for native extensions (ANE files).
Specify either an absolute path, or a path relative to the current directory.
You can specify the -extdir option multiple times.
The specified directory contains ANE files for native extensions
that the application uses. Each ANE file in this directory has the
.ane filename extension. However, the filename before the .ane filename
extension does not have to match the value of the extensionID element
of the application descriptor file.
For example, if you use -extdir ./extensions,
the directory extensions can look like the following:
Note: The use of the -extdir option is different for the ADT tool
and the ADL tool. In ADL, the option specifies a directory that
contains subdirectories, each containing an unpackaged ANE file.
In ADT, the options specifies a directory that contains ANE files.