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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Apply task and multiple target files
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2008 23:09:20 GMT

--- "Gerrit ." <g99k@hotmail.com> wrote:

> 
> Hi, I'm new to Ant. Maybe there's someone here who
> can point me to the relevant documentation or an
> example for my problem:
> 
> 
> I'd like to call <apply> for an executable which
> needs to be passed multiple targets, whose names are
> derived from the source file. Two of these are
> actual filesystem paths, one is just a string
> parameter (also derived from the source filename).
> When I try to use a compositemapper, I get the error
> message that "apply doesn't support multiple
> targetfile elements."
> 
> Here's what I tried. It doesn't look quite right
> anyway, because the 3rd target param isn't really a
> file.
> 

I don't know that we have an OOTB way to do what
you're asking.  I'd probably either wrap up the whole
command in something else like a macro, shell script,
Java class, <apply> (ExecuteOn) task subclass...
whatever you're comfortable with... and run that way. 
Sorry for the bad news.

-Matt

> 
> <apply executable="myexecutable">
> 
>     <arg value="-infile"/>
>     <srcfile/>
>     <arg value="-outfile1"/>
>     <targetfile/>
>     <arg value="-outfile2"/>
>     <targetfile/>
>     <arg value="-myparam"/>
>     <targetfile/>
>     
>     <fileset dir="${my_dir}" includes="*.foo"/>
>     
>     <compositemapper>
>         <mapper type="glob" from="*.foo"
> to="*.bar1"/>
>         <mapper type="glob" from="*.foo"
> to="*.bar2"/>
>         <mapper type="glob" from="*.foo"
> to="*_param"/>
>     </compositemapper>
>     
> </apply>
> 
> 
> Can someone help me?
> Thanks in advance!
> 
> 
> 
>
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