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From Guru Balse <guru.ba...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: <replaceregexp> to wipe out everything in a file
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2004 22:21:31 GMT
Just use <echo file="tmp.txt" message="" append="false" />
:-)

Woodchuck wrote:
> 
> perfect!!  my files are 0 bytes in size now!!
> thanks!!
> 
> <replaceregexp flags="s">
>   <regexp pattern=".*"/>
>   <substitution expression=""/>
>   ..
> </replaceregexp>
> 
> --- "Anderson, Kajsa (TLR Corp)"
> <Kajsa.Anderson@thomson.com> wrote:
> > Have you tried the singleline flag?
> >
> > From the manual:
> > The flags to use when matching the regular
> > expression. For more information, consult the Perl5
> > syntax
> > s : Singleline. Treat the string as a single line of
> > input, using "." to match any character, including a
> > newline, which normally, it would not match.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Woodchuck [mailto:woodchuck_5@yahoo.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 10:41 AM
> > To: user@ant.apache.org
> > Subject: <replaceregexp> to wipe out everything in a
> > file
> >
> >
> > is there a way to wipe out an entire file?
> > i just want everything to be blank.
> >
> > i used the following:
> >
> > <replaceregexp byline="true">
> >   <regexp pattern="(.*)"/>
> >   <substitution expression=""/>
> >
> > now i have a blank empty file, but there are still
> > many lines (carriage returns) in that file.
> >
> > i want to eliminate *everything* so that the only
> > thing in the file is EOF character, no line returns,
> > no nothing at all.
> >
> > does anyone know how to do this?
> >
> > i tried setting byline=false but it didn't work
> >
> >
> >
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Guru Balse
   Oracle - Server Technologies - iAS Integration QA
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