properties in the current project. By default,
DSTAMP property is in the
TSTAMP is in the
format "hhmm", and
TODAY is in the
format "MMMM dd yyyy". Use the nested <format> element
to specify a different format.
These properties can be used in the build-file, for instance, to create time-stamped filenames, or used to replace placeholder tags inside documents to indicate, for example, the release date. The best place for this task is probably in an initialization target.
|prefix||Prefix used for all properties set. The default is no prefix.||No|
<format>nested element that allows a property to be set to the current date and time in a given format. The date/time patterns are as defined in the Java SimpleDateFormat class. The format element also allows offsets to be applied to the time to generate different time values.
|property||The property to receive the date/time string in the given pattern.||Yes|
|pattern||The date/time pattern to be used. The values are as defined by the Java SimpleDateFormat class.||Yes|
|timezone||The timezone to use for displaying time. The values are as defined by the Java TimeZone class.||No|
|offset||The numeric offset to the current time||No|
|unit||The unit of the offset to be applied to the current time.
Valid Values are
|locale||The locale used to create date/time string. The general form is "language, country, variant" but either variant or variant and country may be omitted. For more information please refer to documentation for the Locale class.||No|
sets the standard
TODAY properties according to the default formats.
<tstamp> <format property="TODAY_UK" pattern="d-MMMM-yyyy" locale="en"/> </tstamp>
sets the standard properties as well as the property
TODAY_UK with the date/time pattern "d-MMMM-yyyy"
using English locale (eg. 21-May-2001).
<tstamp> <format property="touch.time" pattern="MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm aa" offset="-5" unit="hour"/> </tstamp>
Creates a timestamp, in the property touch.time, 5 hours before the current time. The format in this example is suitable for use with the <touch> task. The standard properties are set also.
Sets three properties with the standard formats, prefixed with "start.":
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