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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject Re: regexp file content search to form a fileset
Date Sun, 22 Sep 2002 04:37:06 GMT
Look at the <mapper> documentation.


At 09:59 PM 9/21/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>To anyone who can help:
>A long time ago (maybe a couple of months) I looked through the Ant 1.5 
>documentation and came across (I thought)  a way to get a fileset using a 
>regexp  -- searching through the CONTENTS of a source code file using a 
>regexp search criteria to make the fileset.
>Now I cannot find anything, so I must have been dreaming or something.
>Now all I can find related to this is ReplaceRegExp  (uses regexp to make 
>a file set, but based on file names, not content), and <contains> which 
>searches the file contents, but only based on a String, not a regular 
>expression. <contains> would be close to what I need, but I cannot search 
>just for a string -- the match must be close to the beginning of the line 
>and MOST IMPORTANTLY ignore white space (as well as be case insensitive).
>For example, I have some source code that may have a comment such as 
>"#  Java-Bean: True" or, in another file, "#     Java-Bean:True" and both 
>must match the criteria (only difference is white space), so both are 
>included in the fileset.
>So can someone tell me if this is possible in Ant 1.5.1 and how?
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