Class ReplaceRegExp

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    java.lang.Cloneable

    public class ReplaceRegExp
    extends Task
    Performs regular expression string replacements in a text file. The input file(s) must be able to be properly processed by a Reader instance. That is, they must be text only, no binary. The syntax of the regular expression depends on the implementation that you choose to use. The system property ant.regexp.regexpimpl will be the classname of the implementation that will be used (the default is org.apache.tools.ant.util.regexp.JakartaOroRegexp and requires the Jakarta Oro Package).
     Available implementations:
    
       org.apache.tools.ant.util.regexp.Jdk14RegexpRegexp (default)
            Uses Java's built-in regular expression package
    
       org.apache.tools.ant.util.regexp.JakartaOroRegexp
            Requires  the jakarta-oro package
    
       org.apache.tools.ant.util.regexp.JakartaRegexpRegexp
            Requires the jakarta-regexp package
    
     Usage:
    
       Call Syntax:
    
         <replaceregexp file="file"
                        match="pattern"
                        replace="pattern"
                        flags="options"?
                        byline="true|false"? >
           regexp?
           substitution?
           fileset*
         </replaceregexp>
    
        NOTE: You must have either the file attribute specified, or at least one fileset subelement
        to operation on.  You may not have the file attribute specified if you nest fileset elements
        inside this task.  Also, you cannot specify both match and a regular expression subelement at
        the same time, nor can you specify the replace attribute and the substitution subelement at
        the same time.
    
       Attributes:
    
         file    --> A single file to operation on (mutually exclusive
                        with the fileset subelements)
         match   --> The Regular expression to match
         replace --> The Expression replacement string
         flags   --> The options to give to the replacement
                     g = Substitute all occurrences. default is to replace only the first one
                     i = Case insensitive match
    
         byline  --> Should this file be processed a single line at a time (default is false)
                     "true" indicates to perform replacement on a line by line basis
                     "false" indicates to perform replacement on the whole file at once.
    
      Example:
    
         The following call could be used to replace an old property name in a ".properties"
         file with a new name.  In the replace attribute, you can refer to any part of the
         match expression in parenthesis using backslash followed by a number like '\1'.
    
         <replaceregexp file="test.properties"
                        match="MyProperty=(.*)"
                        replace="NewProperty=\1"
                        byline="true" />
    
     
    • Constructor Detail

      • ReplaceRegExp

        public ReplaceRegExp()
        Default Constructor
    • Method Detail

      • setFile

        public void setFile​(java.io.File file)
        file for which the regular expression should be replaced; required unless a nested fileset is supplied.
        Parameters:
        file - The file for which the reg exp should be replaced.
      • setMatch

        public void setMatch​(java.lang.String match)
        the regular expression pattern to match in the file(s); required if no nested <regexp> is used
        Parameters:
        match - the match attribute.
      • setReplace

        public void setReplace​(java.lang.String replace)
        The substitution pattern to place in the file(s) in place of the regular expression. Required if no nested <substitution> is used
        Parameters:
        replace - the replace attribute
      • setFlags

        public void setFlags​(java.lang.String flags)
        The flags to use when matching the regular expression. For more information, consult the Perl5 syntax.
        • g : Global replacement. Replace all occurrences found
        • i : Case Insensitive. Do not consider case in the match
        • m : Multiline. Treat the string as multiple lines of input, using "^" and "$" as the start or end of any line, respectively, rather than start or end of string.
        • s : Singleline. Treat the string as a single line of input, using "." to match any character, including a newline, which normally, it would not match.
        Parameters:
        flags - the flags attribute
      • setByLine

        @Deprecated
        public void setByLine​(java.lang.String byline)
        Deprecated.
        since 1.6.x. Use setByLine(boolean).
        Process the file(s) one line at a time, executing the replacement on one line at a time. This is useful if you want to only replace the first occurrence of a regular expression on each line, which is not easy to do when processing the file as a whole. Defaults to false.
        Parameters:
        byline - the byline attribute as a string
      • setByLine

        public void setByLine​(boolean byline)
        Process the file(s) one line at a time, executing the replacement on one line at a time. This is useful if you want to only replace the first occurrence of a regular expression on each line, which is not easy to do when processing the file as a whole. Defaults to false.
        Parameters:
        byline - the byline attribute
      • setEncoding

        public void setEncoding​(java.lang.String encoding)
        Specifies the encoding Ant expects the files to be in - defaults to the platforms default encoding.
        Parameters:
        encoding - the encoding attribute
        Since:
        Ant 1.6
      • addFileset

        public void addFileset​(FileSet set)
        list files to apply the replacement to
        Parameters:
        set - the fileset element
      • addConfigured

        public void addConfigured​(ResourceCollection rc)
        Support arbitrary file system based resource collections.
        Parameters:
        rc - ResourceCollection
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • createRegexp

        public RegularExpression createRegexp()
        A regular expression. You can use this element to refer to a previously defined regular expression datatype instance
        Returns:
        the regular expression object to be configured as an element
      • createSubstitution

        public Substitution createSubstitution()
        A substitution pattern. You can use this element to refer to a previously defined substitution pattern datatype instance.
        Returns:
        the substitution pattern object to be configured as an element
      • setPreserveLastModified

        public void setPreserveLastModified​(boolean b)
        Whether the file timestamp shall be preserved even if the file is modified.
        Parameters:
        b - boolean
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • doReplace

        protected java.lang.String doReplace​(RegularExpression r,
                                             Substitution s,
                                             java.lang.String input,
                                             int options)
        Invoke a regular expression (r) on a string (input) using substitutions (s) for a matching regex.
        Parameters:
        r - a regular expression
        s - a Substitution
        input - the string to do the replacement on
        options - The options for the regular expression
        Returns:
        the replacement result
      • doReplace

        protected void doReplace​(java.io.File f,
                                 int options)
                          throws java.io.IOException
        Perform the replacement on a file
        Parameters:
        f - the file to perform the replacement on
        options - the regular expressions options
        Throws:
        java.io.IOException - if an error occurs