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From "EJ Ciramella" <>
Subject expanding properties
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2008 14:20:42 GMT
Hello all - I've relied on a copy/expand step for deployments/builds for


Recently, a twist has bubbled up.  If you have:




in and:





in and then load them like this:


    <target name="go" >

        <property file="" />        

        <property file="" />


        <echo>This is a problem: ${blah}</echo>

        <!-- echoproperties/ -->

        <copy file="test.txt" tofile="copied.txt">







${val1} is left unexpanded during the copy/expand properties.  Now if in
the test.txt file, if I put ${val2}:${val1} directly in there, they are
properly expanded.  Additionally, if I uncomment the echoproperties
task, I can see everything is properly echoed out and everything has a


Any suggestions?  This seems like a bug/issue/problem.

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