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From jm <jmugur...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: set a property in a .properties file
Date Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:07:05 GMT
Peter,

thanks for pointing that out, I'll check that if it works that would
be perfect. The 'maybe its easy' comment was moslty thinking aloud
without any prior knowledge obviously...

On 12/19/06, Peter Reilly <peter.kitt.reilly@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/19/06, jm <jmuguruza@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Antoine,
> > echoing would add a second line with the property no?, and I want the
> > exisiting line to be modified...propertyFile would do, I had missed
> > that one, it's a pity comments are lost though...
> >
> > Gilbert ,
> > yes I think that would work, but I have never used any of these
> > scripting languages.
> >
> > does anybody know where the souce code for propertyFile is? maybe its
> > easy to make it keep the comments...
> >
> There is a patch for this.
> http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=36901
> I would not call it "easy".
>
> Peter
>
> > thanks both,
> > javi
> >
> > On 12/19/06, Rebhan, Gilbert <Gilbert.Rebhan@huk-coburg.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > Oops,
> > >
> > > should have been =
> > >
> > > test.props afterwards :
> > > foo=nobar
> > >
> > >
> > > Regards, Gilbert
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: jm [mailto:jmuguruza@gmail.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 11:45 AM
> > > To: Ant Users List
> > > Subject: set a property in a .properties file
> > >
> > > hi,
> > >
> > > I have been looking for a way to set a property in a .properties file
> > > via ant. Could not find any easy way...somebody knows a way to do it
> > > or a external task or something?
> > >
> > > I know about the <replace> stuff, but I am trying to change the
> > > property without knowing the value it had before, that is, I cannot
> > > assume it is 'aproperty=@replaceme@'
> > >
> > > thanks,
> > >
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