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Subject RE: A String property value
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2001 19:31:07 GMT
Hey Jim
Do either of the last two solutions work for the 11 May build?

  <property name="space" value="c:/Program Files/"   />
  <property file="myfile.txt" />
  <target name="show" >
     <echo message="arg1 + ${arg1} " />
     <echo message="space + ${space}" />
     <echo message="file1 + ${file1}" />

C:\>cat myfile.txt
file1=i exist

C:\>ant -Darg1="boo hoo" show
Buildfile: build.xml

     [echo] arg1 + boo hoo
     [echo] space + c:/Program Files/
     [echo] file1 + i exist


Total time: 1 second

C:\>ant -version
Ant version 1.3 compiled on August 5 2001

C:\>java -version
java version "1.3.1"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3.1-b24)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.3.1-b24, mixed mode)

-----Original Message-----
From: shockride []
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 2:14 PM
To: ant-user
Cc: shockride
Subject: A String property value

I am looking for any way to add a string with spaces
to a property.  The only solution that I can think of
at this moment is to write an ant task that does some
wierd conversion.  This, obviously, is not what I want
to tell my client.

To refresh... Ant 1.3 (March 2, 2001) will allow
spaces if you quote them.
ex.  -Dlastdate="August 24, 2001"

Ant 1.3 (May 11, 2001) which happens to be included
with Weblogic 6.1 will not work (with or without

Has anyone been able to input spaces, somehow???


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