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From David Corbin <>
Subject Re: Wanted: Ant idiom for optimal parameterized copy
Date Wed, 03 Mar 2004 12:11:09 GMT
On Tuesday 02 March 2004 19:52, Harkness, David wrote:
> David Corbin wrote:
> > I frequently find I have to copy a file with a token filtering, where
> > the filtering is driven from properties.  Now, these properties are
> > often fairly static, but not 100% so.  Is there an idiom I can use to
> > determine that I need to recopy file X because one of it's
> > filter tokens
> > has changed?
> You could store the properties to filter in a file rather than a bunch
> of ant properties and use that file for <uptodate> and <filter>. Not
> ideal, especially since you probably pull these properties from
> different places, but it would work.

Well, the "normal" values are.  What I want to deal with correctly is when 
someone specifies a parameter on the command line ("-DFoo=Bar").

David Corbin <>

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