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From "Anderson, Rob (Global Trade)" <Rob.Ander...@nike.com>
Subject RE: Get the modification time of a file into a property.
Date Thu, 23 Mar 2006 21:07:58 GMT
That sounds like it would work. I'll give it a try. Thanks.

-Rob A 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: RADEMAKERS Tanguy [mailto:Tanguy.RADEMAKERS@swift.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:51 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: RE: Get the modification time of a file into a property.
> 
> Why not do it like this:
> 
> if lastrun.txt doesn't exist, 
> 	use <tstamp> to generate the last run date/time and 
> <echo file="lastrun.txt"> to write it to the file lastrun.txt else
> 	use <loadfile> to load lastrun.txt
> 
> /t
> 
> 
> 
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Anderson, Rob (Global Trade) [mailto:Rob.Anderson@nike.com]
> >Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 7:03 PM
> >To: user@ant.apache.org
> >Subject: Get the modification time of a file into a property.
> >
> >I have a custom Ant task that I am using to extract documents from a 
> >document management system based on modification time. I 
> plan to touch 
> >a file (lastrun.txt) at the end of the process to capture 
> the time that 
> >the process ran, then during the next run somehow get the 
> modification 
> >time of that file into a property for use in my custom task.
> >Here is the
> >sequence...
> > 
> >1. If lastrun.txt exists, get the modification time into a property.
> >2. Extract the documents based on the property if it exists. 
> >If property
> >does not exist, just get everything.
> >3. Touch the file lastrun.txt
> > 
> >I don't know how to accomplish step 1. I could write a 
> wrapper script 
> >to get the value and pass it into Ant, but I would prefer to do this 
> >within Ant.
> > 
> >Thanks in advance.
> > 
> > 
> >
> >______________________
> >Robert Anderson
> >Sr. System Engineer
> >Nike - Global Trade IT
> >503-532-6803
> >
> >Never let me slip, cuz if I slip, then I'm slippin. - Dr. Dre
> >
> > 
> >
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