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Subject nested properties anyone?
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2002 16:58:55 GMT
>From the list of the predefined properties key=value select one based on the
value of some other property and use it as a default

I have a list of servers (, where key is an actual hostname
(obtained from hostname command) and value is a domain, e.g.
I want to determine on which machine I'm running the script and use a full
domain name further in the script.

1. <property file=""/>
2. <exec outputproperty="hostname" executable="hostname"/>
3. Now I have a ${hostname} and I want to assign its value to the property that I use in my script. My first reaction was to do this:
<property name="" refid="${${hostname}}"/>
Well it didn't work because curleys are evaluated only once and I'm getting the
value of literaly as "${hostname}"
Is there any other way? Any way? 
And I think that it would be nice feature to reevaluate the nested brackets

Bob Stone

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