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From "Martin Gainty" <>
Subject Re: replace and replaceregexp - Multi line tokens or substitution expressions ?
Date Tue, 27 Mar 2007 23:33:11 GMT
replace OldProperty with NewProperty in all *.properties file in current folder
<replaceregexp byline="true">
  <regexp pattern="OldProperty=(.*)"/>
  <substitution expression="NewProperty=\1"/>
  <fileset dir=".">

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Jacobsen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 5:05 PM
Subject: replace and replaceregexp - Multi line tokens or substitution expressions ?

> Hi,
> Iâ?Tm a techwriting who has been using ANT for Search/Replaces operations across loads
of HTML files using replace and replaceregexp.
> Does anyone know if there is way for a token to include multiple lines?  I want to strip
four lines from HTML files.
> <li>
> <p class="ListNumber" style>Delete me.</p>
> </li>
> Iâ?Tm on Windows.
> C:\RoboHelpTemp>java -version
> java version "1.5.0_11"
> Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_11-b03)
> Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_11-b03, mixed mode)
> C:\RoboHelpTemp>ant -v
> Apache Ant version 1.7.0 compiled on December 13 2006
> ---------------------------------
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> with theYahoo! Search weather shortcut.
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