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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject Re: Difficulty with "unless" attribute
Date Thu, 12 Jun 2003 15:43:43 GMT

Well, you are missing an end quote on the unless atrrbute, although that 
might just be a typo.


At 11:40 AM 6/12/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>         Much FAQ-reading and Google searching has led me here. I'm having 
> some difficulty with the "unless" attribute of the <target> task. I have 
> a target, currently named init, with the sole purpose of setting a 
> property to be used as a buildstamp. Presently, it looks like this:
><target name="init" unless="buildstamp>
>         <tstamp>
>                 <format property="buildstamp" pattern="yyyyMMdd-HHmm"/>
>         </tstamp>
>         <property name="buildstamp" value="blah"/>
>(the <property name...> doesn't affect the results - i put it in just to 
>be sure the property was being set...). I can refer to ${buildstamp} later 
>in the file, once this target has been executed, but this target _keeps_ 
>getting run, and buildstamp keeps getting changed (the lowest-level module 
>we have depends on init, other resources depend on this module..).
>Thanks for any assistance, my sincerest apologies if I've asked a silly 
>question (I checked the FAQs!)!
>Justin Maurer
>Software Configuration Engineer
>Defywire, Inc.
>"Enabling the Enterprise"
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