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From "Michele Brissette" <>
Subject RE: AINASL! Help with Parsing Files with Ant
Date Wed, 20 Apr 2005 20:34:27 GMT
This may be very simplistic, but what about just an echo message into
the file?  You can use a property for the variable data like the build
number and date.  You probably need an echo statement for each line.

<echo message="Build=${build.number}" file="c:\directory\version.txt"/>

-----Original Message-----
From: Dominique Devienne [] 
Sent: April 20, 2005 12:08 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: RE: AINASL! Help with Parsing Files with Ant

> This is how my file should look like at anytime or rather build+1
> ---------- content of target file [version.txt] -------------- 
> [Version] Version=5.0
> Build=555
> Date=Wed 04/13/05 05:08:30 PM
> -------------------------------------------------------

Your problem is that this is not a .properties file, which have a very
specific format and semantic. If you maintained 2 files, one a real
property file with the same info, and another in your desired format,
you should be able to do what you want.

- CVS update both files, and version.txt
- Manipulate with <propertyfile>.
- Load the properties (with <property file="">) from the
- Simply <echo> your update version.txt file

  <echo file="version.txt">

You may have to prefix properties when re-loading them, since Ant
properties are immutable.

There are other ways to do this with regular expressions and the tasks
that use them, but I think the dual file approach above is the simplest,
and closest to what you tried.


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