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From Nigel Magnay <>
Subject [contrib] Additional VSS optional tasks
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2002 15:29:30 GMT

I think I probably sent this before the subscription
completed, so it probably never got there. Apologies
if it did and if this is a repost.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nigel Magnay 
> Sent: 14 February 2002 14:24
> To: ''
> Subject: [contrib] Additional VSS optional tasks
> Hi.
> In a project I'm doing I found need for additional VSS 
> commands, CP and Add. I have
> packaged the small code and documentation amendments for 
> these and enclosed them for
> addition. I have no login to CVS so I am guessing the safest 
> thing to do is to put
> the changes here. 
> There are a couple of other features that I am currently 
> using or would like
> which I was wondering if they would be valid additions.
> Firstly, the Telnet task - would be really useful if it could 
> expand properties -
> that way I could do 
> <write>unjar xvf ${buildoutput}</write>
> Secondly, a lot of what we do involves creating custom XML 
> deployment scripts
> for particular target machines. What we do is to have a 
> <machinename>.properties
> file, which is read and sets a lot of platform specific 
> variables. What I would
> like to do is to copy a 'template' file to a destination, 
> expanding any expression
> in the source file into the equivalent property value. This 
> is very much like 
> the Filterset functionality, with the exception that I don't 
> want to have to
> say up-front the names of all the tokens that I want to 
> replace. I have done this
> currently with a custom task derived from Copy, but it 
> strikes me that a better
> place would be a variant on the type of filterset.
> Nigel
> --
>  Nigel R. Magnay

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