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From Ken Gentle <>
Subject Re: Which task
Date Fri, 24 Jan 2003 01:24:45 GMT
I don't have an Ant task for you, but attached is Mike Clark's JWhich,
( which will search a given classpath for a class.

Should be relatively straightforward to make it an ant task, but I don't 
have time right now... (which always seems to happen with the things that 
*I* could make an ant task out of...)

Dominique will probably have this done by the time everyone gets the post, 
anyway... ;^)


At 12:04 PM 1/23/2003, you wrote:
>I just joined this thread, and missed earlier messages, but... I've been
>looking for a more primitive 'which' functionality on ant, more like the
>unix 'which <file>' command. I'd like to search the host command path,
>available in system property 'java.library.path', asking the question:
>"which directory from classpath x contains file y?". An ideal task would be
>something like:
><which classpath=${java.library.path} fileSought="myFileName"
><which fileSought="myFileName" propertySet="hostDir">
>     <path ....>
>         <pathelement .../>
>         ...
>     </path>
>I've checked the faq and browsed the 1.5.1 manual for 1.83 hours, but have
>not found a way to determine a specified file's location on a path. Is there
>a way to do this in ant ?
>Bill Winspur.
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