Properties file have no notion if including files. If for some reason (which one?) you wish to maintain several properties files, you could concatenate them during the build process.
Joined: Apr 27, 2006
well the reason is that i like to make main properties file and then i need section in the file that every body else can customize to they can only include the main properties file to there own one. i was sure that the Resource Bundle has this ability , what can i do if i based my configuration on ResourceBundle and now i need to add the include function?
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
You could probably write a class that extends Properties or ResourceBundle, but that might easily break the overall functionality.
If you're using Ant you could write a little Ant task that runs as part of your build process, and which gathers all the files and merges them one into one that gets deployed.