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From Manoj Sadangi <>
Subject RE: using wildcards in <map> attributes?
Date Tue, 13 May 2003 18:39:47 GMT
did you look for reg expression?


-----Original Message-----
From: Jacob Kjome []
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 2:13 PM
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?


>Posted-Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 00:38:40 -0500 (CDT)
>Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 00:40:22 -0500
>From: Jacob Kjome <>
>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="${src.core.home}"/>
>     </path>
>     <map from="*:" to=""/>
>However, the wildcard symbol (*) is treated literally rather than being 
>treated as a wildcard.  So, I have to resort to something like this....
><pathconvert targetos="unix" property="src.core.home.unix">
>     <path>
>         <pathelement location="${src.core.home}"/>
>     </path>
>     <map from="c:" to=""/>
>     <map from="d:" to=""/>
>     <map from="e:" to=""/>
>     <map from="f:" to=""/>
>     <map from="g:" to=""/>
>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
>Just hoping!
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