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Subject:   Rule to search for a particular word in a java file.
Date:   2005-06-22 08:28:44
From:   Aarts
Hi friends,
Gud Day to u all.
Can I have the XPATH code,to be used in PMD, to search for a particular word in a java file, even if it is commented, or inside a loop statement ,etc.
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  • Rule to search for a particular word in a java file.
    2005-06-22 15:23:26  tcopeland [View]

    Hi Aarts -

    Hm, I'm not sure if PMD will be the best tool for you in this regard, since it discards comments.

    However, perhaps the Unix utility "grep" would work for you... it can search files with regular expressions, report the surrounding context for each occurrence, and so forth.

    Yours,

    Tom