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From Andre Susantin <>
Subject How to get env variables from property file
Date Fri, 19 Jul 2002 21:17:55 GMT
I installed jsdk 1.3.1 and 1.4 locally d:\jdk1.3.1 (JAVA_HOME) and d:\jdk1.4
(JAVA_HOME14), and I can get the  the environment
varible to ant.
The question is how, to get the env variables from property file instead of
changing the build script itself?
I want to be able to compile with a different java version based on some
property in property file.
<project name="build">
	<property environment="env" />
	<property name="build.sysclasspath" value="last"/>
	<path id="my.classpath">
		<pathelement location="${srcdir}"/>
	      <fileset dir="${env.JAVA_HOME14}/lib">
        	<include name="**/*.jar"/>
I could use property name like "MY_JAVA_HOME"
<fileset dir="${MY_JAVA_HOME}/lib">
        	<include name="**/*.jar"/>
And override it -DMY_JAVA_HOME=d:/jdk1.4 eg., but I prefer setting it on
property file instead
Any suggestions?



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