Class SortFilter

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    java.io.Closeable, java.lang.AutoCloseable, java.lang.Readable, ChainableReader, Parameterizable

    public final class SortFilter
    extends BaseParamFilterReader
    implements ChainableReader

    Sort a file before and/or after the file.

    Examples:

       <copy todir="build">
           <fileset dir="input" includes="*.txt"/>
           <filterchain>
               <sortfilter/>
           </filterchain>
       </copy>
     

    Sort all files *.txt from src location and copy them into build location. The lines of each file are sorted in ascendant order comparing the lines via the String.compareTo(Object o) method.

       <copy todir="build">
           <fileset dir="input" includes="*.txt"/>
           <filterchain>
               <sortfilter reverse="true"/>
           </filterchain>
       </copy>
     

    Sort all files *.txt from src location into reverse order and copy them into build location. If reverse parameter has value true (default value), then the output line of the files will be in ascendant order.

       <copy todir="build">
           <fileset dir="input" includes="*.txt"/>
           <filterchain>
               <filterreader classname="org.apache.tools.ant.filters.SortFilter">
                 <param name="comparator" value="org.apache.tools.ant.filters.EvenFirstCmp"/>
               </filterreader>
           </filterchain>
       </copy>
     

    Sort all files *.txt from src location using as sorting criterion EvenFirstCmp class, that sorts the file lines putting even lines first then odd lines for example. The modified files are copied into build location. The EvenFirstCmp, has to an instantiable class via Class.newInstance(), therefore in case of inner class has to be static. It also has to implement java.util.Comparator interface, for example:

             package org.apache.tools.ant.filters;
             ...(omitted)
               public final class EvenFirstCmp implements <b>Comparator</b> {
                 public int compare(Object o1, Object o2) {
                 ...(omitted)
                 }
               }
     

    The example above is equivalent to:

       <componentdef name="evenfirst"
                     classname="org.apache.tools.ant.filters.EvenFirstCmp"/>
       <copy todir="build">
           <fileset dir="input" includes="*.txt"/>
           <filterchain>
               <sortfilter>
                   <evenfirst/>
               </sortfilter>
           </filterchain>
       </copy>
     

    If parameter comparator is present, then reverse parameter will not be taken into account.

    Since:
    Ant 1.8.0
    • Field Summary

      • Fields inherited from class java.io.FilterReader

        in
      • Fields inherited from class java.io.Reader

        lock
    • Constructor Summary

      Constructors 
      Constructor Description
      SortFilter()
      Constructor for "dummy" instances.
      SortFilter​(java.io.Reader in)
      Creates a new filtered reader.
    • Method Summary

      All Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method Description
      void add​(java.util.Comparator<? super java.lang.String> comparator)
      Set the comparator to be used as sorting criterion as nested element.
      java.io.Reader chain​(java.io.Reader rdr)
      Creates a new SortReader using the passed in Reader for instantiation.
      java.util.Comparator<? super java.lang.String> getComparator()
      Returns the comparator to be used for sorting.
      boolean isReverse()
      Returns true if the sorting process will be in reverse order, otherwise the sorting process will be in ascendant order.
      int read()
      Returns the next character in the filtered stream.
      void setComparator​(java.util.Comparator<? super java.lang.String> comparator)
      Set the comparator to be used as sorting criterion.
      void setReverse​(boolean reverse)
      Sets the sorting process will be in ascendant (reverse=false) or to descendant (reverse=true).
      • Methods inherited from class java.io.FilterReader

        close, mark, markSupported, ready, reset
      • Methods inherited from class java.io.Reader

        nullReader, read, read, transferTo
      • Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

        clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
    • Constructor Detail

      • SortFilter

        public SortFilter()
        Constructor for "dummy" instances.
        See Also:
        BaseFilterReader()
      • SortFilter

        public SortFilter​(java.io.Reader in)
        Creates a new filtered reader.
        Parameters:
        in - A Reader object providing the underlying stream. Must not be null.
    • Method Detail

      • read

        public int read()
                 throws java.io.IOException
        Returns the next character in the filtered stream. If the desired number of lines have already been read, the resulting stream is effectively at an end. Otherwise, the next character from the underlying stream is read and returned.
        Overrides:
        read in class java.io.FilterReader
        Returns:
        the next character in the resulting stream, or -1 if the end of the resulting stream has been reached
        Throws:
        java.io.IOException - if the underlying stream throws an IOException during reading
      • chain

        public java.io.Reader chain​(java.io.Reader rdr)
        Creates a new SortReader using the passed in Reader for instantiation.
        Specified by:
        chain in interface ChainableReader
        Parameters:
        rdr - A Reader object providing the underlying stream. Must not be null.
        Returns:
        a new filter based on this configuration, but filtering the specified reader
      • isReverse

        public boolean isReverse()
        Returns true if the sorting process will be in reverse order, otherwise the sorting process will be in ascendant order.
        Returns:
        true if the sorting process will be in reverse order, otherwise the sorting process will be in ascendant order.
      • setReverse

        public void setReverse​(boolean reverse)
        Sets the sorting process will be in ascendant (reverse=false) or to descendant (reverse=true).
        Parameters:
        reverse - Boolean representing reverse ordering process.
      • getComparator

        public java.util.Comparator<? super java.lang.String> getComparator()
        Returns the comparator to be used for sorting.
        Returns:
        the comparator
      • setComparator

        public void setComparator​(java.util.Comparator<? super java.lang.String> comparator)
        Set the comparator to be used as sorting criterion.
        Parameters:
        comparator - the comparator to set
      • add

        public void add​(java.util.Comparator<? super java.lang.String> comparator)
        Set the comparator to be used as sorting criterion as nested element.
        Parameters:
        comparator - the comparator to set