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From "Nan Null" <null....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Using property file to store a list
Date Fri, 19 Sep 2008 20:44:42 GMT
Yes, I meant properties file.  However, any file would do, because I
will create the file.
Your reply is just what I was looking for.

Thank you very much and have a good weekend.

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Matt Benson <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Do you really mean a properties file?  e.g.
>
> filestoinclude=foo,bar,baz,blah,whatever,etc
>
> Then you can simply use <fileset dir="wheretolook"
> includes="${filestoinclude}" /> after loading the
> properties file.
>
> If you actually mean a separate file containing only
> the names of the files to include, you'd use an
> includesfile with <fileset> (common basedir/relative
> paths) or <files> (absolute paths).  Note that these
> are one pattern per line, however, and don't support
> comments (If you needed to support comments, you could
> <concat> and filter the original).  If you really need
> a single line containing comma-delimited files, you
> could filter that to an includesfile as well.  The
> good thing about includesfiles is that you can use
> them to specify paths with whitespace; IIRC you can't
> do that with <fileset|files>' includes attribute.
>
> HTH,
> Matt
>
> --- Nan Null <null.nan@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi, I need to provide a fileset in ANT that is
>> customizable by the
>> developers.  To do that, I am thinking of a
>> customized property file
>> for each developer to put in the list of files for
>> the fileset.  My
>> question is how do I have this in the property file?
>>  I am thinking of
>> a comma separated property.  Then how do I turn this
>> single value with
>> comma separated into a fileset inside ANT?  Is there
>> another method?
>> If not, please give me a hint on write some custom
>> code to make this a
>> fileset.  I am not asking on how to split a string
>> here.  I mean to
>> ask for how to extends ANT so I can have a
>> customized fileset like
>> this.  Thanks.
>>
>>
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