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From Dean Schulze <>
Subject Need cross platform way of assigning users name to a property
Date Tue, 22 Jun 2010 15:25:01 GMT
My build.xml starts with the following lines:
<property environment="env"/>
<property name="user.username.dir" value="user/${env.USERNAME}"/>
<import file="${user.username.dir}/build.local.xml" optional="true"/>
This imports a build.local.xml file that holds machine-specific properties for each developer.
The problem is that this does not work on UNIX because the username is in env.USER in unix. 
I need a cross-platform way to assign a property in Ant.  
This has to be done at the top of the build.xml so that the <import ... /> is done before
any other property assignments (the properties in build.local.xml are used if build.local.xml
exists).  This means that the property can't be assigned in a target so the condition
statement is useless here.
Is there some way that I can read the username from the environment in a cross-platform way
given that it has to happen at the top of the script?

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