Class Dirname


public class Dirname
extends Task

Determines the directory name of the specified file. This task can accept the following attributes:

Both file and property are required.

When this task executes, it will set the specified property to the value of the specified file up to, but not including, the last path element. If file is a file, the directory will be the current directory.

Ant 1.5

Field Summary
Fields inherited from class
description, location, target, taskName, taskType, wrapper
Fields inherited from class
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 void execute()
          Called by the project to let the task do its work.
 void setFile( file)
          Path to take the dirname of.
 void setProperty(java.lang.String property)
          The name of the property to set.
Methods inherited from class
getDescription, getLocation, getOwningTarget, getRuntimeConfigurableWrapper, getTaskName, getTaskType, getWrapper, handleErrorFlush, handleErrorOutput, handleFlush, handleInput, handleOutput, init, isInvalid, log, log, maybeConfigure, perform, reconfigure, setDescription, setLocation, setOwningTarget, setRuntimeConfigurableWrapper, setTaskName, setTaskType
Methods inherited from class
getProject, setProject
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public Dirname()
Method Detail


public void setFile( file)
Path to take the dirname of.

file -


public void setProperty(java.lang.String property)
The name of the property to set.

property -


public void execute()
             throws BuildException
Description copied from class: Task
Called by the project to let the task do its work. This method may be called more than once, if the task is invoked more than once. For example, if target1 and target2 both depend on target3, then running "ant target1 target2" will run all tasks in target3 twice.

execute in class Task
BuildException - if something goes wrong with the build

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