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From Jacob Kjome <h...@visi.com>
Subject RE: using wildcards in <map> attributes?
Date Tue, 13 May 2003 21:26:27 GMT

Can you explain what you mean by this?  I know what regular expressions 
are, but are they useable in a <map>?  I have seen no indication that they 
are.  Am I missing something?

Jake

At 02:39 PM 5/13/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>did you look for reg expression?
>
>thanks,
>manoj
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jacob Kjome [mailto:hoju@visi.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 2:13 PM
>To: user@ant.apache.org
>Subject: Fwd: using wildcards in <map> attributes?
>
>
>
>I sent this last night and I think it might have gotten lost in the shuffle
>of all the posts this morning.  Does anyone know whether what I am asking
>below is possible?
>
>Jake
>
> >Posted-Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 00:38:40 -0500 (CDT)
> >Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 00:40:22 -0500
> >To: user@ant.apache.org
> >From: Jacob Kjome <hoju@visi.com>
> >Subject: using wildcards in <map> attributes?
> >
> >
> >My guess is that this is probably not possible, but I'll throw it out
> >there anyway.  I would like to use <pathconvert> to create a property
> >containing a path with unix directory separators whether on the Unix or
> >Windows.  That's easy.  However, I would also like it, on Windows, to be
> >able to fully remove the prefixed drive letter + colon combo.  I don't
> >care what drive it is, I just want it gone from the resulting path.  I
> >tried this...
> >
> ><pathconvert targetos="unix" property="src.core.home.unix">
> >     <path>
> >         <pathelement location="${src.core.home}"/>
> >     </path>
> >     <map from="*:" to=""/>
> ></pathconvert>
> >
> >However, the wildcard symbol (*) is treated literally rather than being
> >treated as a wildcard.  So, I have to resort to something like this....
> >
> ><pathconvert targetos="unix" property="src.core.home.unix">
> >     <path>
> >         <pathelement location="${src.core.home}"/>
> >     </path>
> >     <map from="c:" to=""/>
> >     <map from="d:" to=""/>
> >     <map from="e:" to=""/>
> >     <map from="f:" to=""/>
> >     <map from="g:" to=""/>
> ></pathconvert>
> >
> >However, that is both verbose and error prone.  What if the user is on the
> >"h:" drive?  Can't I somehow use a wildcard to match against all drive
>letters?
> >
> >Just hoping!
> >
> >Jake
> >
> >
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