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how to name a file to a specific filename (xxxx_xxx_YYYYMMDD_HHMM) with ant

Sam Zou
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Joined: Nov 18, 2002
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Hi,

I'm trying to create a tar file with ant but I want ant to
name it to a very specific filename :
xxxx_xxx_YYYYMMDD_HHMM

where Y = year, M = month, D = day, H = hour , M = minute

Basically it is the time and date where that file was created.


Is there a way to create such a filename with ant ?


Thanks


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Paul Sturrock
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There is a seperate Ant forum where this question would be better posted.

You can use the tstamp task to create the time stamp and assign the value to a property. Something like this:


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by Paul Sturrock:
There is a seperate Ant forum where this question would be better posted.

You can use the tstamp task to create the time stamp and assign the value to a property. Something like this:


Indeed. I will move this thread there.


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