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From Dale Anson <>
Subject Re: Get the modification time of a file into a property.
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 20:03:53 GMT
If you're not opposed to more custom tasks, there is a FileUtil task in 
Antelope ( that will get the last modified time.


On Thu, 23 Mar 2006, Anderson, Rob (Global Trade) wrote:

> 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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