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Some Advanced Ant Tasks (ANT Part-5)

In our last posts we have seen 

Sleep: If you want some gap between two tasks or want some pause then  this task is used to sleep the build process for a while. We can use milliseconds,seconds and hours also in aatribute. 

<sleep milliseconds="10"/> 

 Sql: To execute some query or after finishing a task you want to update some column in any table or want to fire any type of query then this task is used to execute SQL commands using Java JDBC connectivity. 
 driver="jdbc driver name" 
 url="jdbc url" 
insert into aots_users values (1, "aots1"); 

FTP: After creating any patch or folder you want to copy it on nay FTP to allow others to access it from another location then this task is used to ftp files to a ftp server 
 <ftp server="" 
 <fileset dir="d:mypatch/currentpatch"/> 

Sound: If you are running a build or any other task and do not want to sit and watch screen but you want to raise an alarm after finishing the task then you can use this task is to create sound during the build process for specific tasks. 
 <success source="alert.wav"/> 

Attrib: This task is used to set the properties of a file 
 <attrib file="" readonly="true" hidden="true"/> 

Sync:  To synchronize two folders we can use this task. This file will overwrite the data and also it will remove the files from the todir folder. 
<sync todir="Server"> 
 <fileset dir="local"/> 

LoadProperties: This task is used to load the contents of the properties file as ant properties.Means you do not need to rewrite the property file for ant in separately. 
The properties should be as key=value format 

 <loadproperties srcFile=""/>

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