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Ant example source code file (calltarget.xml)

This example Ant source code file (calltarget.xml) is included in the "Java Source Code Warehouse" project. The intent of this project is to help you "Learn Java by Example" TM.

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The calltarget.xml source code

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<project name ="calltarget-test" default="testinheritreffileset" basedir=".">
    <property name="tmp.dir" value="tmp.dir" />
    <target name="setup">
        <mkdir dir="${tmp.dir}"/>
    <target name="cleanup">
        <delete dir="${tmp.dir}" quiet="true"/>
    <target name="mytarget">
      <pathconvert property="myproperty" targetos="unix" refid="myfileset"/>
      <echo message="myproperty=${myproperty}"/>
    <target name="testinheritreffileset">
    <!-- this testcase should show that the fileset defined here
    can be read in the called target -->
      <fileset dir="." id="myfileset">
        <include name="calltarget.xml"/>
      <antcall target="mytarget" inheritrefs="true"/>
    <target name="copytest2">
       <copy file="${tmp.dir}/" toFile="${tmp.dir}/copytest1.out" overwrite="true">
          <filterset refid="foo"/>
    <target name="testinheritreffilterset" depends="setup">
       <echo file="${tmp.dir}/">@@foo@@
       <filterset id="foo" begintoken="@@" endtoken="@@">
          <filter token="foo" value="bar"/>
       <antcall target="copytest2" inheritrefs="true"/>
       <copy file="${tmp.dir}/" toFile="${tmp.dir}/copytest2.out" overwrite="true">
          <filterset refid="foo"/>
       <loadfile srcFile="${tmp.dir}/copytest2.out" property="copytest2"/>
       <loadfile srcFile="${tmp.dir}/copytest1.out" property="copytest1"/>
       <condition property="success">
           <equals arg1="${copytest1}" arg2="${copytest2}"/>
       <fail message="filterset not properly passed across by antcall" unless="success"/>

    <property name="multi" value="DEFAULT"/>
    <target name="multi">
        <echo>multi is ${multi}
    <target name="call-multi">
        <antcall target="multi">
            <param name="multi" value="SET"/>

    <target name="blank-target">
            <target name="" />

    <target name="multiple-targets">
            <target name="ta" />
            <target name="tb" />
            <target name="tc" />

    <target name="multiple-targets-2">
      <ant antfile="ant.xml">
        <target name="tb" />
        <target name="da" />

    <target name="ta">ta
    <target name="tb" depends="da,dc">tb
    <target name="tc" depends="db,dc">tc

    <target name="da">da
    <target name="db">db
    <target name="dc">dc


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