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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Two possible new tasks
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2002 08:42:38 GMT
On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Steve Loughran <> wrote:
> From: "Diane Holt" <>

>> <basename property="..." file="..."/>
> I am not sure about basename.  does it mean the name of the file up
> to but not including the file itself, or is it the file name without
> any directories.

Diane seems to follow Unix commands here:

[bodewig@bodewig jakarta-ant]$ apropos basename
basename             (1)  - strip directory and suffix from filenames

this is GNU basename, which can optionally strip a given suffix as
well (maybe a feature for Diane's task?).


Oh, +0 for the tasks.

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