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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Ant.bat question (Batch file related)
Date Wed, 26 Sep 2001 04:53:16 GMT

from the looks of things you are making life difficult for yourself. I would 
recomend you just use the standard ant scripts and create classpath inside 
your build.xml file. Then you could easily read in and 
locating all your classpath stuff inside your script will probably make your 
builds much easier to maintain.

On Wed, 26 Sep 2001 08:06, Christian Cryder wrote:
> Hi folks,
> We use our own version of ant.bat and in all our webapp projects.
> Basically, its just a copy of what comes with Ant, and it allows us to have
> Ant "preinstalled" for developers who download the project. So far so good.
> Now we have tweaked these files a little to add in any jar files which are
> found in the webapps WEB-INF/lib and web-INF/jars file...this was pretty
> straightforward, and it makes it real easy to include 3rd party jars when
> building a just drop them into one of these directories.
> What I'd like to do now is modify my copy of lcp.bat so that I can also
> tell it NOT to add certain jars to the classpath. The easiest way to do
> this specify hardcoded names (which is what we have been doing)--the
> downside is that it isn't very portable; every time you create a new
> project or move one of these jars between /jars and /lib you have to
> remember to tweak the ant.bat file.
> SO...I'm trying to add entries to the file to indicate the
> jars that should be skipped. The problem is with the DOS bat file. I can
> execute a 'find' to determine whether or not a string is in the props file
> (returns a '1' or a '0'), but I can't figure out how to get that into a
> system variable so I can evaluate it. I thought something like this might
> work:
>    set VAR= < find ...
>    if %VAR%=="1" echo Yep else echo Nope
> but I can't seem to get the syntax right. I know my find statement is
> working correctly; I just can't figure out how to evaluate the results. Any
> suggestions?
> Thanks much,
> Christian
> ------------------------------------------------
> Christian Cryder []
> Barracuda - MVC Component Framework for Webapps
> ------------------------------------------------
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