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From Raja Nagendra Kumar <>
Subject Re: IDEA Project generation from ant
Date Thu, 05 Nov 2009 04:05:34 GMT

Thank you Brian we shall try this.


Brian Pontarelli wrote:
> On Nov 3, 2009, at 9:44 PM, Raja Nagendra Kumar wrote:
>>> I generally only generate .classpath files
>> Could you tell me how you archive this with ant
> The .classpath format is an extremely simple XML format that tells the  
> IDE where the source paths are and the JAR files for the project. This  
> is the Eclipse storage format. IntelliJ can be told to use the  
> Eclipse .classpath for its dependencies as well. This requires changes  
> to the .iml file and it also creates an additional file ending  
> in .eml. Then, I just use a simple Groovy script to manipulate the XML  
> in the .classpath file with the new dependencies. I really need to  
> update my script, but it is pretty simple to manipulate XML in Groovy  
> and Groovy inside Ant is really simple as well.
> I believe the best method is to load the .classpath into the Groovy  
> XML objects, remove all the elements whose type attribute is "var" and  
> then generate new elements for each of the project's dependencies. The  
> generation of the new elements will depend on the dependency  
> management tool you are using.
> -bp
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