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From Anthony Rodriguez <>
Subject wild cards in replace task
Date Thu, 30 Aug 2001 22:00:25 GMT
Does anyone know if you can use wildcards in the token attribute of the
replace task?  Say I have a file called text.txt that looks like this:

line1="blah blah blah"; 
line2="something else";

Now I want to use a replace task in my build.xml that looks like:
<target name="replace"">
<replace file="text.txt" value="line1=${};">
<replacefilter token="line1=" * ";/>

I want to use the * because I want to replace the whole line with a new
line.  I won't always know the exact text in text.txt, so it would be more
useful just to replace a whole line.  Is there a way to do this (I tried the
* and it didn't work)?  I tried to look for docs on replacefilter but I
couldn't find any.


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