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From "RADEMAKERS Tanguy" <>
Subject RE: Get the modification time of a file into a property.
Date Thu, 23 Mar 2006 19:50:45 GMT
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
	use <loadfile> to load lastrun.txt


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Anderson, Rob (Global Trade) [] 
>Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 7:03 PM
>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
>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
>Thanks in advance.
>Robert Anderson
>Sr. System Engineer
>Nike - Global Trade IT
>Never let me slip, cuz if I slip, then I'm slippin. - Dr. Dre

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