# Clover Knowledge Base : Properties such as Excludes is not being passed on to antcall tasks

#### Symptoms

In your build.xml file you use antcall to run some tasks. You have defined some excludes, but when looking at the logs, you see:

file: Setup scanner in dir C:\path\to\example\dir with patternSet{ includes: [] excludes: [] }


i.e. the excludes is not being picked up.

#### Cause

• By default, the inheritRefs for antcall task is set to false. Thus, all the references will not pass to the sub-build files.
• <files> patternset is used instead of <fileset> patternset