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From Simon Baker <>
Subject loadproperties
Date Mon, 07 Oct 2002 12:16:23 GMT
If a property in a property file is blank (which in our case it legally
might be), or indeed the property doesn't exist in the property file, eg. it
is commented out, then when ant loads the property file the associated
variable contains the variable name, .ie. ${variablename}

How can i get the ant variable to contain blank following a property load?

Here's the property file:

# Default Webstream Settings
[default]webstream.volume=" " 

Here's the ant load:

<loadproperties srcFile="">
            	<contains value="[default]"/>
            <replacetokens begintoken="[" endtoken="]">
            	<token key="default" value=""/>

And here's an echo of the variable:


This results in:

     [echo] webstream.volume=${webstream.volume}
     [echo] webstream.log_volume=${webstream.log_volume}
     [echo] webstream.messaging_port=10050
     [echo] webstream.use_ssl=true
     [echo] webstream.java_path=/usr/WebSphere

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