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From Jose Alberto Fernandez <JFernan...@viquity.com>
Subject RE: <echo>'s new output-to-file adds extra spaces
Date Sat, 30 Sep 2000 23:56:00 GMT
The answer is to use:
 <echo file="...">This is the text.</echo>

or
  <echo ....>This is the text.
</echo>

notice to indentation of </echo>.

Jose Alberto


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Diane Holt [mailto:holtdl@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2000 1:55 PM
> To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: <echo>'s new output-to-file adds extra spaces
> 
> 
> Using the new file attribute for <echo> along with the append, ends up
> having the appended text shifted over from the margin. Given 
> this target: 
>   
> 
>     <target name="testecho">
>       <echo file="foofile">This is the initial text.
>       </echo>
>       <echo file="foofile" append="yes">This is additional text.
>       </echo>
>     </target>
> 
> Results in:
> [binky] cat foofile
> This is the initial text.
>       This is additional text.
>       [binky]
> 
> Note my system prompt is also shifted over. That's because 
> (and is also
> why the appended text is shifted), the initial <echo> to the 
> file looks
> like this (in 'vi' with :set list):
> 
> This is the initial text.$
>       $
> 
> After the append, it looks like this:
> 
> This is the initial text.$
>       This is additional text.$
>       $
> 
> I tested FileWriter() to see if that was the extra-spaces 
> culprit, but it
> doesn't appear to be -- so I'm thinking maybe it's the way message is
> being put together?
> 
> Diane
> 
> =====
> (holtdl@yahoo.com)
> 
> 
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