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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <j_a_fernan...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Feature suggestion
Date Sat, 07 Apr 2001 19:41:00 GMT
So just write your own target that does that:

 <target name="edit" >
   <exec executable="vi" >
    <param file="${buildfile}"/>
   </exec>
 </target>

and do
  ant edit
What's the problem with that?

Jose Alberto
PS: Syntax for <exec> is fictional, please look the documentation.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Hogan [mailto:me@mikehogan.net]
> Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2001 9:39 AM
> To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Feature suggestion
> 
> 
> Hi Christoph,
> 
> I don't want anything fancy or graphical or complicated at 
> all. When I'm
> working with ant, I spend a lot of my time editing build.xml. 
>  Now, I can be
> in any directory when I want to edit it, so sometimes I do this:
> 
> vi ../../../../../build.xml
> 
> and sometimes I do
> 
> vi ../../build.xml.
> 
> Now, I know I could do something like
> 
> vi $BUILD_HOME/build.xml
> 
> or I could even write a shell alias to do what I want.  But 
> it just seemed
> more generally useful if I could do something like
> 
> ant -edit
> 
> and that would locate the build.xml file and launch vi for me 
> to edit it.
> Could do it with a very simple piece of scripting in the ant 
> shell script,
> or you could do it in the java code itself.  I am not talking 
> about IDEs or
> anything like that, just a convenient little option that I would find
> personally useful.
> 
> Cheers,
> Mike.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Christoph Wilhelms [mailto:Christoph.Wilhelms@t-online.de]
> > Sent: 07 April 2001 03:00
> > To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: RE: Feature suggestion
> >
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > Can you please tell me, if I understood correctly what you want!
> >
> > Do you want to run commandline Ant everywhere, poping up a 
> FileSelector if
> > "build.xml" cant be found? If so, then you shouldt start Ant, but
> > Antidote,
> > for it is capable of it ATM!
> >
> > Otherwise, If you want to modify the projectdefinition while ant
> > is started
> > Antidote is the rightone, too - even there is still a litte 
> bit missing...
> > but we are workig on it (mostly Sim and Nick :-))!
> >
> > Greetigs,
> > Chris
> >
> > > Mike,
> > >
> > > IMHO, I do not see that as a core ant feature. It is really
> > something that
> > > Antidote will offer and  is more appropriate there where you
> > will have an
> > > "integrated" environment.
> > >
> > > Conor
> > >
> > > > How about adding a feature to ant that allows editing 
> of the build.xml
> > > file:
> > > >
> > > > "ant edit" locates the build.xml file and kicks off an 
> editor using a
> > > > specified command line.  Saves having to go looking for 
> the build.xml
> > > file
> > > > everytime you want to edit it.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > > Mike.
> >
> >
> 


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