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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: How to?: run a custom Java program against a <fileset>
Date Mon, 21 May 2007 15:36:04 GMT
You have described what I am thinking of as an
<applyjava> task.  On the Ant developer list we have
just decided that this is needed often enough to
warrant its inclusion in Ant's core.  Expect it in a
future (probably post 1.7.1) version of Ant.  Until
then your best options are:

 - ant-contrib <for>
 - <script>
 - custom task

-Matt

--- cknell@onebox.com wrote:

> I have prepared a Java program to use regexes to
> swap a list of strings for others in a text file.
> I'd like to create an Ant <target> that would run
> the program against a set of files located in a
> specific directory.
> 
> At first glance, it seems that I should be able to
> use the <fileset> type and the <java> task to do
> this, but I can't find anything in the help files
> that addresses this. During many years of learning
> new programming languages and environments, I have
> learned that when I can't find any documentation on
> how to do something that I think ought to be simple,
> it usually means that I have some deep
> misunderstanding about the topic.
> 
> Can someone point me in the right direction? Must I
> develop a custom Ant task to do this, or am I just
> overlooking something obvious.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> -- 
> Charles Knell
> cknell@onebox.com - email
> 
>
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