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From Francis GALIEGUE <...@one2team.com>
Subject Re: calculating relative paths
Date Tue, 08 Sep 2009 07:33:47 GMT
On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 08:41, Andy
Stevens<insomniacpenguin@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Is there an easy way to calculate an arbitrary relative path between two files?
> Part of my Ant script copies a default configuration file to a build
> folder, in the course of which I modify it (with xmltask) with the
> location of some source files.  At the moment I'm using <property
> location="${src.dir}" .../> to get the absolute path, but I'm curious
> whether there's a way to get a relative path instead .  Since I know
> where it's being copied to, I could just use "../../${src.dir}", but
> that's a bit fragile if the build directory changes (which it will do
> - locally on my machine I use ${basedir}/build, but on our CI server
> it's likely to override this with some other directory).
> Ideally, I suppose I'd like to use something like <property
> location="${src.dir}" basedir="${build.dir}" .../>  Is there anything
> like this in one of the "extras" libraries, or some other easy way to
> achieve it?
>
>

You can use ant-contrib's <propertyregex>:

<propertyregex property="relativepath"
    input="${src.dir}" regexp="^${build.dir}/" replace=""/>

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Francis Galiegue
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