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From "Laconia Data Systems" <>
Subject Re: txtfile with various lines
Date Thu, 09 Dec 2004 14:38:35 GMT
To All
I just write this quick and dirty test

<project name="test" default="server">
<target name="server">
    <property name="test" value="This will be echoed"/>

Buildfile: build.xml

     [echo] This will be echoed

Total time: 0 seconds

My suggestion is if the solution works use it


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 9:26 AM
Subject: AW: txtfile with various lines

> in other words
> <echo message=${servrestart}/>

Sorry that is invalid - invalid xml. Attribute values have to be quoted.

<echo message="${servrestart}"/>

Then the Ant runtime would search for a property servrestart and evaluates
that to its value or - if not set - to ${servrestart}. So you´ll get
a) with value=Hello World
   [echo] Hello World
b) not set
   [echo] ${servrestart}

Back to the original thread: what you can do with unset properties is

<target name="server.check">
    <loadfile property="servrestart"> ...
<target name="server" depends="server.check" if="servrestart">
    <echo>Property set. Server has to be restarted.</echo>


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