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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 18732] expand properties during -propertyfile processing
Date Thu, 03 Jun 2010 21:03:52 GMT

Nick Silkey <> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
                 CC|                            |
            Version|1.7.0                       |1.8.1

--- Comment #6 from Nick Silkey <> 2010-06-03 17:03:50 EDT ---
Yeah, this behavior is bothersome and (imho) a bug.  

I have this in

I want this at runtime:

If the Ant xml includes <property file="" />, nested properties
listed in are expanded.  

If -propertyfile is used, either from the cli @ invocation (ant -f foo.xml
target -propertyfile or via ANT_ARGS, the nested properties
(i.e. ${deploy.path} do not expand/enumerate/etc.

FWIW, running Ant in debug shows that properties slurped in via -propertyfile
invocations are set to 'ro project property'.  In debug when you call to a
property file directly via <property /> in your Ant XML, these are set to
'project property'.

This issue manifests in the current release (1.8.1).  And nothing in the docs
seems to indicate that Ant should behave differently at runtime whether one
sets properties via <property ... />, -propertyfile, or, etc.

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