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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: Excluding lines from files?
Date Thu, 12 Sep 2002 19:39:16 GMT
What kinds of files are they?  If, for example, they
were Java files or some other kind of file with the
concept of a comment, you might be able to use the
replaceregexp task and comment out whole lines
containing the given string.


--- wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to ask if it is possible to convince
> Ant to exclude some 
> lines from files (during copying or so).
> I was looking at several FilterReaders, but I
> haven't found any solution.
> I need to be able to exclude all lines which contain
> given string. I was 
> bit trying the regexp filter, but I didn;t manage to
> do it.
> any help appreciated
> br,
> Jakub

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