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From Stuart Barlow <>
Subject Re: incrementing a build number
Date Thu, 20 Jul 2000 15:08:14 GMT

By 'script task' do you mean the Exec task to run a bat file.
How do I feed what I do in the exec task back into the property
for the rest of ant to use?

The replace command sounds like the write way to write it
out again.

Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> >>>>> "SB" == Stuart Barlow <> writes:
>  SB> Do I need to write my own task?
> I'm afraid yes, but I might be wrong.
> Reading the number from a file is simple (use the file attribute of
> <property>). Creating a new property with the incremented number could
> be done using a script task - though I haven't tried it. But I don't
> see how you could write this number back into the file you've read the
> original number from.
> Using a replace task could be the solution for that - probably using
> scripting again.
> Stefan

Stuart Barlow
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