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From "Jeffrey Jensen" <JJEN...@agribank.com>
Subject RE: How to use literal property access string?
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2002 22:05:04 GMT
You da man Bri!  Works perfectly.  Thanks!@

(now why didn't I think of trying that!!)


>>> Brian.Peterson@westgroup.com 03/04/02 03:47PM >>>
In general, $$ means translates to a single $ which will not be
interpreted
as the possible start of a property, so use:
	<echo message="$${theproperty}" />

brian peterson
brian.peterson@westgroup.com 


| -----Original Message-----
| From: Jeffrey Jensen [mailto:JJENSEN@agribank.com] 
| Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 3:42 PM
| To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org 
| Subject: How to use literal property access string?
| 
| 
| Hi,
| 
| There is a situation where I want to use "${property.name}" instead
of
| the value it stands for.  How do I tell Ant to not interpret it?
| 
| For example, I want
|      <property name="theproperty" value="thevalue" />
|     <echo message="${theproperty}" />
| to say ${theproperty} instead of "thevalue".
| 
| This works when the property was never set.  I understand that
| "unsetting" a property is a feature that Ant does not have.
| 
| I know that a <param> in an <antcall> overrides a property of the
same
| name, but I don't think there is a magic value to set it to for the
| called target to think it is not set.
| 
| I know that using inheritAll="false" on <antcall> does exactly what
I
| want, except for all properties.
| 
| Is there an "escape code" or other such thing to specify a literal
| string vs interpreting it?
| 
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