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From "Mark Ayad" <>
Subject RE: search for words in a file
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2001 21:15:23 GMT
Earlier this week I raised something on similar lines.
I wanted to use ant to process a file set using my own

Getting started is easy:

I copied the src file and renamed it to (changed the class name / constructor accordingly)

Also depending on 'where' you place this file you will need

to ammend the package defn at the top of the file.

when the task is called the execute() is called...just follow it

form there.

Next you will need to get the contents of the file and parse

it. If it plain text then it is easy .. indexOf...

Hope this helps.

I looking at buiding a simple search engine task using ant

to pass files for Lucene to process.



-----Original Message-----
From: T Master []
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: search for words in a file

It would seem your best bet is to create your own custom ant task.
This would have a method to search a given java file for    "void
main(String[]" , and if it doesnt have that, then return the filename
including full path.

In the end, you could return a FileSet object.

Nope, never done something like that.  Fun to learn though :)

----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: search for words in a file

> I would like to search a word within a file.  For example I do not want to
> include any *.java files in my fileset that have a 'main' method in it.
>                     "T Master"
>                     <tmaster@iknowled       To:
>           >              cc:
>                                             Subject:     Re: search for
words in a file
>                     10/17/2001 01:54
>                     PM
>                     Please respond to
>                     ant-user
> Look at  FileSet   in the user manual.
> A FileSet  can be based upon a file, that contains a list (line seperated)
> of files to include.
> Another file cna be used to exclude a list of files.
> If you can, think about your logic use, and modify to suit.
> T Master.
> From: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 7:30 AM
> Subject: search for words in a file
> > I am new at Ant, and was curious if there is any task to search for a
> > specific word i.e 'main' in a file.
> > If the word doesn't exist then include it in a fileset, otherwise ignore
> > it.

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