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From "Shyam Koppikar" <vkopp...@tds.net>
Subject Re: problem with propertyfile task
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2001 04:06:29 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Holt" <holtdl@yahoo.com>
To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 12:10 PM
Subject: RE: problem with propertyfile task


> --- Chuck.Irvine@mail.sprint.com wrote:
> > Thanks for your help. You're right, it does look reasonably straight
> > forward. One question, though. Shouldn't we read in the properties file
> > AFTER the individual settings, thereby overwriting the defaults?
> > Otherwise, won't the properties get set to the defaults every time?
>
> Nope -- other way around. I put that read-in of the properties file in
> there because I don't know whether the file's expected to exist before
> your <propertyfile> task runs. If it is, then you need the read-in to make
> sure you -don't- overwrite the current settings (as specified in the file)
> with your default values (they -will- be overwritten by command-line
> defines, which I assume you do want). If the file isn't expected to exist
> (ie., you require a command-line define or else the value will be the
> default), then you don't actually need that initial read-in of the file
> (and I'd assume you have a <delete> for it before your <propertyfile> is
> run to allow for subsequent runs in the same tree).
>
> Diane
>
> =====
> (holtdl@yahoo.com)
>
>
>
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