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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Bulk token substitution
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 15:13:23 GMT
Hmm... read
http://ant.apache.org/manual/CoreTypes/filterset.html
specifically the <filtersfile> element of <filterset>.

-Matt

--- "Brown, Carlton" <Carlton.Brown@BellSouth.com>
wrote:

> Hello,
> 
>  
> 
> I'm looking to do bulk replacement of tokens in a
> file.  This is to
> replace a perl-based build solution.    I have
> created the
> single-replacement solution in ant, but I am
> somewhat stumped as to how
> to do a bulk substitution.   
> 
>  
> 
> The following code copies all files named *.src to a
> new file without
> the *.src suffix, replacing APP_HOME with
> /usr/local/app, as expected:
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> <target name="do-macro" depends="check-macro"
> unless="macro.uptodate">
> 
> <echo message="Status of replacement targets is
> ${macro.uptodate}" /> 
> 
> <copy todir="${build.root}" overwrite="true">
> 
>                <fileset dir="${src.root}"
> includes="**/*.src" /> 
> 
>                <mapper type="glob" from="*.src"
> to="*" /> 
> 
> <filterset begintoken="@#$%" endtoken="%$#@">
> 
>                          <filter token="APP_HOME"
> value="/usr/local/app"
> /> 
> 
>             </filterset>
> 
>   </copy>
> 
> </target>
> 
>  
> 
> The problem is that we have something like 50 other
> tokens to replace in
> addition to APP_HOME.   I do not want to clutter
> this build file with
> the filter definitions, and I'd like to share these
> filter definitions
> with other build tasks.   I'd like to define the
> filterset in an
> external file, if possible.
> 
>  
> 
> Can someone get me going in the right direction?   I
> read the FAQ and
> this does not seem to be covered.
> 
> 
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