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From "Paul J. Lucas" <>
Subject Re: Filter on copy with directory contents
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2008 01:25:50 GMT
On Feb 20, 2008, at 4:48 PM, Martin Gainty wrote:

> Here is the source for

Uhm... look: I suppose I appreciate that some effort is being  
undertaken, but:

1. The source-code you pasted is unreadable as-is.

2. Again, I'm looking for an all-ant solution.  If ant isn't powerful  
enough to do what I want, then that's a reasonable answer.

3. Your solution still doesn't solve my problem.

a) The string "REPLACEME" shouldn't be hard-coded; the string to  
replace should be specified in the ant build.xml file.  (I would have  
thought using a string like "REPLACEME" would have obviously appeared  

b) It doesn't limit the directory names matched to a specific glob  

c) It doesn't wrap each directory name with <string></string>.  (The  
transformation should also be specified in the build.xml and not hard- 

The solution, if one exists, would use <copy>, <filter>, <fileset>,  
and somehow getting the contents of a directory into a string, say a  
property.  Once in a string, a regex replacement can be done on it.

- Paul

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