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From "Jon Madison" <>
Subject Re: setting var's in a property file
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2003 01:55:14 GMT
the best thing i can think of is using the <property> task and setting the
entire key value pair. it will be replaced in the properties file.
this is documented in the "Core Tasks" section of the Ant manual.


Jon Madison
Consultant, Thought For Food Tech, LLC
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yevgeni Kovelman" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 12:23 PM
Subject: setting var's in a property file

> Hello,
> I have a standard java property file of type key=value included in my
> build.  There is a variable that I would like to set in that property
> file during the ant build process.
> For example:
> root=//some//directory//{build-tag}
> I have a variable $now  defined in my build script, during the build I
> would like to replace {build-tag} with $now.  Is there anyway to do that
> ?
> Thanks,
> Yev

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