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From Mike Cavedon ...@sonicsoftware.com>
Subject Re: back slash and property files
Date Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:26:42 GMT

Detlef,

Thanks for the info.  I'll probably go the Java like property route.

Mike

Detlef Brendle wrote:

>>From what I can see here I would say theres no way doing this with simple
>ant feature - neither in 1.4 nor in 1.5.
>The problem is that Ant uses Java property files as input and in Java you
>always have to
>escape '\' and ':' plus other special chars.
>
>Suggestions for this are:
>- make the property file JAVA like
>- write a task to manually read from this property file and handle
>backslashes in your own way.
>
>
>regards,
>detlef
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Cavedon [mailto:mc@sonicsoftware.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 9:58 PM
>To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
>Subject: back slash and property files
>
>
>
>I have an existing property file that contains properties such as:
>
>INSTALL_DIR=C:\Program Files\Install Directory
>
>This property file is used by several processes, so I want to keep the
>single back slash.
>
>If  I then execute a replacefilter like the following:
>
>            <replacefilter token="@INSTALL_DIR@" property="INSTALL_DIR"/>
>
>My final property looks like:
>
>    <Attribute name="INSTALL_DIR" type="string" value="C:Program
>FilesInstall Directory"/>
>
>Is there any option I can use to tell ANT that the single backslash
>should not be removed during the replace?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Mike
>
>
>
>
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