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From "Andrew Close" <acl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Reading files, but not properties...
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2007 16:44:52 GMT
On 3/2/07, Dominique Devienne <ddevienne@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/2/07, Andrew Close <aclose@gmail.com> wrote:
> > we currently have a file included with our projects called 'jar.list'.
> >  this file contains a list of JAR files that the project depends upon.
> > i.e.
> >
> > apache-ant-1.7.0.jar
> > productA.jar
> > productB.jar
> > etc.jar
> >
> > i'd like to be able to convert the contents of this file into a
> > path-like structure:
> >
> > <path id="my.dependencies">
> >   <pathelement location="lib/apache-ant-1.7.0.jar"/>
> >   <pathelement location="lib/productA.jar"/>
> >   <pathelement location="lib/productB.jar"/>
> >   <pathelement location="lib/etc.jar"/>
> > </path>
> >
> > i've looked at FileSet/FileList and LoadFile/LoadProperties, but they
> > don't appear to be quite what i'm looking for.  is there another task
> > that does this?  or am i just not seeing/understanding how to do it
> > with the core tasks?
>
> <path> <fileset dir="lib" includesfile="jar.list" /> </path> should
work.
> It does assume all the jars in jar.list are under lib/, with relative
> paths. --DD

Dominique,

thanks for the response.  i'll give this a try.  it looks almost too easy. :)

thanks again,
andy

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