A reader writes in, requesting greater control over the behavior of the entry element of the Ant PropertyFile Task:
I am having a problem where in, if the number in test.properties is more than 999 then the increment adds a comma. The incremented number after 999 will be 1,000.
The answer is to use the pattern attribute of the entry element:
With the addition of this attribute, the count property no longer includes the thousands separator:
$ cat test.properties #Sat Apr 18 20:16:30 GMT 2009 count=999 $ ant Buildfile: build.xml run: [propertyfile] Updating property file: test.properties BUILD SUCCESSFUL Total time: 0 seconds $ cat test.properties #Sat Apr 18 20:29:41 GMT 2009 count=1000