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From Alan Jaynes <alan.jay...@sri.com>
Subject Re: setting environment in external properties file
Date Thu, 23 Sep 2004 20:41:51 GMT
doug-

thanks for the prompt response.  my question is whether or not i can 
actually load the environment in an external file and not have to load 
it first in a build.xml file

alan

Douglas Lochart wrote:

> Yes.  As long as you load the environment first you should be able to 
> reference those properties in a property file that will be loaded 
> later.  I have not actually accessed the ${env.CAR} as such from sa 
> property file but I have done this
>
> <prpoerty name="var" value="${env.VAR}"/>
>
> and then reference the property var in my property files.
> Hope this helps
>
> Doug
>
> Alan Jaynes wrote:
>
>> our ant build structure references a common config.properties file 
>> and i would like to reference an environment variable from my 
>> computer in that file.  i know you can set the environment in the 
>> build file with <property environment="env">, but is it possible to 
>> set the environment in the config file and the start referring to 
>> ${env.WHATEVER}?
>>
>> -alan
>>
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