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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: echo a property
Date Wed, 27 Oct 2010 21:07:43 GMT

On Oct 27, 2010, at 4:05 PM, Vimil Saju wrote:

> You will need to enable nested property expansion.ant-contrib has a Property Helper class
to expand nested properties. You will need to include this library in your ant class path
and also specify something similar to follows 
> 	 <propertyhelper>	        <nested/>	 </propertyhelper>


Are you talking about the props antlib?  http://ant.apache.org/antlibs/props/index.html

-Matt

> --- On Wed, 10/27/10, ritchie <ganesh.devarajulu@baml.com> wrote:
> 
> From: ritchie <ganesh.devarajulu@baml.com>
> Subject: Re: echo a property
> To: user@ant.apache.org
> Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 1:44 PM
> 
> 
> I am sorry that was  a typo when i posted it. That was not the problem.
> 
> My properties file- new.properties contains.
> 
> prod.eg=1
> dev.eg=2
> 
> I am trying to access these properties in a echo.xml file
> 
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 
> <project name= "echo" default="echoeg"> 
> <property name="env" value="${env}"/> 
> <target name="echoeg" description=""> 
> <property file="new.properties"/> 
> <echo message="${${env}.eg}"/> -----> does not work 
> </target> 
> </project>  
> From command line i do this.
> ant -f echo.xml -Denv= prod 
> 
> I expect the echo to display 1. It does not happen. How else can i access
> that value?
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