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Hi,

I got the script below. I am trying to replace a line with a new one.

If I do like this it works:
C:\hudson\jobs\Galop_Release_130_-_Build\workspace\trunk\galopBuildUtilsV2\scripts\BatchSubstitute.bat "/JarRepositor
y/hibernate/hibernate-3.3.2.GA.jar" "/JarRepository/hibernate/hibernate-3.3.2-weaved-by-jnet-log-2.2.2.jar" C:\hudson\jobs\Galop_Release_130_-_Build\workspace\trunk\Foundation\a.classpath

If I do like this it dont work. how can I write the second string to make it work? I need to have it as I trying to do.

I understand that it is this last part sourcepath="/JarRepository/hibernate/hiber
nate-3.3.2.GA-src.zip"  that it think it is a file. But how can I write the string to make dos understand it is a string?

C:\hudson\jobs\Galop_Release_130_-_Build\workspace\trunk\galopBuildUtilsV2\scripts\BatchSubstitute.bat "/JarRepositor
y/hibernate/hibernate-3.3.2.GA.jar" "/JarRepository/hibernate/hibernate-3.3.2-weaved-by-jnet-log-2.2.2.jar" sourcepath="/JarRepository/hibernate/hiber
nate-3.3.2.GA-src.zip" C:\hudson\jobs\Galop_Release_130_-_Build\workspace\trunk\Foundation\a.classpath
The system cannot find the file specified.
@echo off

REM -- Prepare the Command Processor --

SETLOCAL ENABLEEXTENSIONS

SETLOCAL DISABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION



::BatchSubstitude - parses a File line by line and replaces a substring"

::syntax: BatchSubstitude.bat OldStr NewStr File

::          OldStr [in] - string to be replaced

::          NewStr [in] - string to replace with

::          File   [in] - file to be parsed

:$changed 20100915

if "%~1"=="" findstr "^::" "%~f0"&GOTO:EOF

for /f "tokens=1,* delims=]" %%A in ('"type %3|find /n /v """') do (

    set "line=%%B"

    if defined line (

        call set "line=echo.%%line:%~1=%~2%%"

        for /f "delims=" %%X in ('"echo."%%line%%""') do %%~X

    ) ELSE echo.

)

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Even if it's possible to do it in a batch file, i suggest you don't. Use an Ant replace task or write another Java app to do it
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and if I should use ant it will look like?
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C:\temp>ant
Buildfile: build.xml

replaceText:

BUILD FAILED
C:\temp\build.xml:6: replace doesn't support the "sourcepath" attribute

Total time: 0 seconds
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>



<project default="replaceText" basedir="./tem">

	

	<target name="replaceText">

		<replace file=".classpath" token="/JarRepository/hibernate/hibernate-3.3.2.GA.jar" value="/JarRepository/hibernate/hibernate-3.3.2-weaved-by-jnet-log-2.2.2.jar" sourcepath="/JarRepository/hibernate/hibernate-3.3.2.GA-src.zip"/>

	</target>

	

</project>

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I can't say exactly as i don't understand the batch file - at that level it becomes a 'write-only' language ;)

If you want to script Windows, Powershell is much better

http://ant.apache.org/manual/Tasks/replace.html
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Get rid of the sourcepath attribute
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but that is what the string includes. It is the same error as when I used bat. I need this line into the file

/JarRepository/hibernate/hibernate-3.3.2-weaved-by-jnet-log-2.2.2.jar" sourcepath="/JarRepository/hibernate/hibernate-3.3.2.GA-src.zip
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Try using the CDATA form
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:)
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