Bat script replacing a string

Posted on 2010-09-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

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"  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" 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 --

::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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ID: 33711408
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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ID: 33711429
and if I should use ant it will look like?

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ID: 33711536
Buildfile: build.xml


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/"/>

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ID: 33711539
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
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Expert Comment

ID: 33711545
Get rid of the sourcepath attribute

Author Comment

ID: 33711549
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/
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ID: 33711556
Try using the CDATA form
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