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Subject AW: txtfile with various lines
Date Thu, 09 Dec 2004 14:26:10 GMT
> 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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