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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject AW: project basedir
Date Thu, 20 Feb 2003 10:18:35 GMT
I think it depends on the order in which this special property is set:
during parsing time
of the build file BEFORE loading the properties-file.

But you should be able to set a different one by invokint Ant:
	ant -Dbasedir=c:\development ...

One momen - a small test ...
... jepp:

<project name="test" default="test" basedir=".">
    <target name="test">
        <echo>basedir=${basedir}</echo>
    </target>
</project>

ant
test:
     [echo] basedir=C:\temp

ant -Dbasedir=..
test:
     [echo] basedir=..

ant -Dbasedir=c:\development
BUILD FAILED
Basedir C:\development does not exist

ant -Dbasedir=c:\winnt
test:
     [echo] basedir=c:\winnt



Maybe you write a wrapper script which evaluates an environment variable or
so...


Jan Matèrne

> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Matthew Oatham [mailto:matthewoatham@hotmail.com]
> Gesendet am: Donnerstag, 20. Februar 2003 11:15
> An: user@ant.apache.org
> Betreff: project basedir
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I need my project to be able to take different basedir values i.e.
> 
> <project ... basedir="c:\code">
> <project ... basedir="c:\development">
> 
> depending on a users setup. Therefore I thought I would 
> specify basedir in a properties file that coould be changed 
> by users depending on there set-up. 
> 
> i.e 
> 
> <project ... basedir="${someProperty}">
> 
> someProperty=c:\code
> 
> However this didn't work so I tried, as suggested by others, 
> removing the basedir attribute and putting it in a properties 
> file i.e.
> 
> <project ...>
> 
> basedir=c:\code
> 
> Again this still didn't pick up the basedir.
> 
> Has anyone managed to do this?
> 
> Regards.
> 
> Matt.
> 

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