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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: <Fail> question
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2005 10:43:14 GMT
You need to use the property name and not it's value.

<target name="checkProperties">
        <echo>Value of password is ${sun.password}</echo>
	<fail unless="sun.password"/>

should be ok.


rakesh mailgroups wrote:

>I would like my build file to abort if a file does not exist.
>I couldn't find a way to find out if the file exists, but I did see a
>way to check for the existence of properties (since the file is a
>property file), I did this:
><target name="checkProperties">
>        <echo>Value of password is ${sun.password}</echo>
>	<fail unless="${sun.password}"/>
>However, here's the result:
>Buildfile: C:\Projects\HelloSample\build.xml
>     [echo] Value of password is admin
>BUILD FAILED: C:\Projects\HelloSample\build.xml:29: unless=admin
>It shouldn't fail since the property is set but it does.
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