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From Sebastien Blanc <Sebastien.Bl...@alcatel.com>
Subject Re: Design help
Date Tue, 29 Apr 2003 22:35:20 GMT
by experience on our projects, we use the regedit WIN32 exe to install and persist runtime
environment
variables.
seb.

Eric Dunn wrote:

> Hi,
>
> If I use an environment variable, it is not a permanent fix right? When the machine is
rebooted the
> environment setting will go away unless we persitenly put it somewhere, right? I cannot
expect to modify the
> environment on a customer's machine through my ANT script. I will need to pass these
arguements as command
> line parameters, thus in the batch file.
>
> Thanks again,
> Eric
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sebastien Blanc [mailto:Sebastien.Blanc@alcatel.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 3:16 PM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: Design help
>
> "     I am trying ot figure out how to do this correctly. I want to edit
> a .bat file, looking for a specific
> java call and adding a command line arguement, and something its command
> line specified classpath."
>
> -> u may want to externalize the pb and use for instance an environment variable in
the bat script where u
> were trying to modify this 'variable', thus reducing the pb to modifying this variable
in the environment.
>
> Eric Dunn wrote:
>
> > Forgot to mention, I cannot modify the batch file. It is something like a web server
startup file like
> > WebLogic or JBoss.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Eric
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tharp, Joshua L, SOLGV [mailto:jltharp@att.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 3:06 PM
> > To: Ant Users List
> > Subject: RE: Design help
> >
> > Have you considered having a "source" bat file and just include tokens
> > in it (i.e. @TOKEN@)? Then you run a replace or copy on the "source" bat
> > with a filter and those tokens will be replaced with the correct values.
> > Conversely, if the tokens have already been replaced, then you won't
> > find any @TOKEN@ strings in your bat file and nothing will happen.
> >
> > Josh
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Eric Dunn [mailto:edunn@merc-int.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 3:03 PM
> > To: 'user@ant.apache.org'
> > Subject: Design help
> >
> > Hi,
> >      I am trying ot figure out how to do this correctly. I want to edit
> > a .bat file, looking for a specific
> > java call and adding a command line arguement, and something its command
> > line specified classpath.
> >
> > So I tried replaceregexp and I it works right, but if my customer runs
> > it twice it has no way to check if it
> > already made the change.
> >
> > So I installed "Antelope" with its "if\else" tasks but it seems to check
> > properties. I need a property that
> > dynamically is set by perhaps some custom task like
> > "FileContains(filename,searchstring" so that the if\else
> > task in antelope can use it an decide whether to run my replaceregexpr.
> >
> > Is this the right train of thought? Should I just write some monster
> > custom ant task to just read the file
> > myself, do java conditional logic, and insert if appropriate? I am
> > pretty close to doing that.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Eric
> >
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