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From Jonathan Rosenberg ...@tabbysplace.org>
Subject Re: propertyfile task issues
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:57:42 GMT
Are you saying that the file is being modified ny Ant?  Seems impossible.

You view the file just before and after running Ant?
 On Nov 30, 2011 3:48 PM, "Eric Fetzer" <elstonkers@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I'm lost Stefan.  It's a java properties file, but doesn't have the :
> escaped when I check it out.  Once I run "propertyfile" on it, it decides
> to change it because it knows better than my developers?  This is for Flash
> Flex, so maybe the properties files are different?  I'm not sure but this
> doesn't seem right to me.  In my opinion, Ant should ONLY change the things
> I tell it to change.  To me, this is a kin to M$ autocorrect.  Here's the
> code snippet:
>
> test.xml
>
> <project name="test" default="testIt">
>  <target name="testIt">
>       <!--Before calling the app build, set the version in the properties
> file-->
>       <propertyfile file="./test.properties">
>         <entry key="version" value="3.0.0.99"/>
>       </propertyfile>
>  </target>
> </project
>
> test.properties
>
> version=3.0.0.98
> myURL=http://my.url.com
> myDIR=C:/goofyPath
> otherURL=http://other.url.com
>
> Run it with:
>
> >ant -f test.xml
>
> And I get test.properties:
>
> #Wed Nov 30 13:46:31 MST 2011version=3.0.0.99
> myURL=http\://my.url.com
> myDIR=C\:/goofyPath
> otherURL=http\://other.url.com
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org>
> To: user@ant.apache.org
> Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:24 PM
> Subject: Re: propertyfile task issues
>
> On 2011-11-30, Eric Fetzer wrote:
>
> > I'm having some issue with the propertyfile task. I'm simply trying to
> > substitute a value for one property. For some reason, the propertyfile
> > task is modifying everything with a :/ to be a \:/.
>
> Colons must be escaped with a backslash in Java property files.
>
> > I've attached a simple repro.
>
> The list doesn't like attachements.
>
> Stefan
>
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