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From Mikko Kurki-Suonio <>
Subject Re: How do I iterate thorugh a directory and subdirectories looking for build.xml scripts and execute them
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2001 09:25:25 GMT
On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Murali Vemulapalli wrote:

This should be in the FAQ... 

You're thinking make-like.

Try not to. Ant is not make.

> I have looked into ForEach custom task floating around the user
> group. But I wasn't sure how I can use it for this example.

That's the closest you can get to an answer, I'd say.
> How do I use it to get the parent directory for each iterated
> file.

You don't. Run a system command, or store the value in a property file or
write a custom task.

> Any suggestions, code examples are greatly appreciated. 

You're not going to like this, but: If you want 100% make-like behaviour,
use make. 

Ant is not "XML makefiles".


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