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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: includes property not working
Date Thu, 03 Mar 2005 22:47:14 GMT

--- David Resnick <abunetta@gmail.com> wrote:

> No, I haven't. I looked at the docs for includesfile
> and because it didn't
> mention it thought that it wouldn't expand
> properties. I just tried it and
> it worked great. Thanks!
> 
> I am still curious why the property didn't work,
> though...

Because the code behind the includes attribute
explicitly uses comma and space (only) as separators. 
That's what the manual says, too.  :)

-Matt
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Benson [mailto:gudnabrsam@yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 17:19
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: includes property not working
> 
> Have you tried simply using includesfile rather than
> includes with your fileset?  It should expand
> properties and everything.
> 
> -Matt
> 
> --- David Resnick <abunetta@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I'm trying to include a list of files to delete in
> a
> > text file which is read
> > into a property (with properties expansion) and
> then
> > used in the includes
> > property of a fileset in a delete task. For some
> > reason when there are line
> > breaks in the text file, this isn't working!
> > 
> > 		<loadfile property="to.delete"
> > srcFile="ant.delete.txt">
> > 			<filterchain>
> > 				<expandproperties />
> > 			</filterchain>
> > 		</loadfile>
> > 		<delete quiet="false" verbose="true"
> > includeEmptyDirs="true">
> > 			<fileset dir="${dir.cab.work}"
> > includes="${to.delete}" />
> > 		</delete>
> > 
> > If the list in the text file is separated by
> commas,
> > it works fine. If I put
> > each pattern on its own line none of the patterns
> > are used.
> > 
> > I've tried doing all sorts of line endings (unix,
> > windows - I'm on windows
> > BTW). When I echo the to.delete property, I can
> see
> > that it holds exactly
> > what it should. If I then put that text (including
> > line breaks) as the
> > includes property, it works fine.
> > 
> > I've wasted a ton of time on this but am not able
> to
> > get it working.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> > 
> >
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