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Java - Ant tags/keywords

commandline, commandline, sos, sos, sosget, sosget

The source code

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 * Retrieves a read-only copy of the specified project or file
 * from Visual SourceSafe via a SourceOffSite server.
 * @ant.task name="sosget" category="scm"
public class SOSGet extends SOS {

     * The Filename to act upon.
     * If no file is specified then the tasks
     * act upon the project.
     * @param  filename  The new file value
    public final void setFile(String filename) {

     * Flag to recursively apply the action. Defaults to false
     * @param  recursive  True for recursive operation.
    public void setRecursive(boolean recursive) {

     * Set the version number to get -
     * only works with SOSGet on a file.
     * @param  version  The new version value
    public void setVersion(String version) {

     * The labeled version to operate on in SourceSafe.
     * @param  label  The new label value
    public void setLabel(String label) {

     * Build the command line <br>
     * GetFile required parameters: -server -name -password -database -project -file<br>
     * GetFile optional parameters: -workdir -revision -verbose -nocache -nocompression -soshome<br>
     * GetProject required parameters: -server -name -password -database -project<br>
     * GetProject optional parameters: -label -workdir -recursive -verbose -nocache
     * -nocompression -soshome<br>
     * @return    Commandline the generated command to be executed
    protected Commandline buildCmdLine() {
        commandLine = new Commandline();

        // If we find a "file" attribute then act on a file otherwise act on a project
        if (getFilename() != null) {
            // add -command GetFile to the commandline
            // add -file xxxxx to the commandline
            // look for a version attribute
            if (getVersion() != null) {
                //add -revision xxxxx to the commandline
        } else {
            // add -command GetProject to the commandline
            // look for a recursive option
            // look for a label option
            if (getLabel() != null) {


        return commandLine;

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