This is the site for Antcount.
Antcount is an external addon to Ant. Ant is a powerful tool that was first designed to build Java project but which can do much more. More information about Ant can be found on its Apache web site.
The first target of
antcount is to count the number of
lines in a file. However, it can become a real statistics tool that
parses log files.
I first implemented the counter as an Ant task. However, there are
some limits to this approach. For example, support for resource
collections would be a must. This support will come with Ant 1.7. It
allows a task to parse not only regular files, but also zipped files.
This is great for parsing daily archived log! Flexibility is an other
point that could be put against tasks. It's quite hard to satisfy
everyone in such a topic than statistics. Everyone has his own needs...
So I decided to move to a filter approach. One could then use the
task an use the
antcount filter set to get some useful
stats. Flexibility is given by the other existing Ant filters. If you
use Ant 1.7, you can use resource collections and future features like
this one will be suported as well.
Antcount is Open-source software under the LGPL license.
For example, the following will parse one file called
default.properties and get the number of lines and the number of words.
Nothing will be printed on the console, thanks to
<concat> <fileset file="default.properties" /> <filterchain> <countfilter property="nb.lines" /> <tokenfilter> <stringtokenizer /> <countfilter property="nb.words" /> </tokenfilter> <stopfilter /> </filterchain> </concat>