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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: best approach for a custom task?
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2006 18:40:36 GMT
Hmm... <for> from ant-contrib?

-Matt

--- Nick Davis <nick_home_account@yahoo.com> wrote:

> 
> I don’t monitor this newsgroup, so I am not sure if
> the question is appropriate for it.  I apologize if
> it
> is inappropriate.  
> 
> I’m creating a few ANT tasks that I would like to
> use
> to modify the contents of text files.
> 
> I thought I would create one task that would contain
> the other tasks.  That task would accept a fileset, 
> run the other task for each file.
> 
> For example:
> <my_macro>
>     <fileset dir="${project-dir}">
>         <include name="/**/*.txt"/>
>     </fileset>
>     <setPosition position=”5” />
>     <insertText text=”HEADER: ” />
>     <insertText text=”${currentDate}” />
> </my_macro>
> 
> But I believe I would have to declare each subtask,
> so
> I wouldn’t be able to easily add the core tasks.
>  
> Is there a better approach? 
> 
> Any help you could provide me would be greatly
> appreciated.
> 
> Kind Regards,
> Nick
> 
> 
> 
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