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Subject [Ant Wiki] Updated: AntOddities
Date Sun, 20 Jun 2004 00:21:05 GMT
   Date: 2004-06-19T17:21:05
   Editor: 213.209.199.107 <>
   Wiki: Ant Wiki
   Page: AntOddities
   URL: http://wiki.apache.org/ant/AntOddities

   no comment

Change Log:

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+== <exec> arguments not expanded under Linux ==
+
+Wildcards in <exec> arguments are not expanded under Linux, in particular the asterisk,
for example to indicate filenames. You can verify with the following simple target:
+
+{{{<target name="list">
+  <exec executable="ls">
+    <arg value="/path/to/some/xml/files/*.xml"/>
+  </exec>
+</target>}}}
+
+The result of the previous target is:
+
+{{{Buildfile: build.xml
+ 
+list:
+     [exec] /usr/bin/ls: /path/to/some/xml/files/*.xml: No such file or directory
+     [exec] Result: 1}}}
+
+I do not know of any workable solution yet.
+
+''Giulio Piancastelli''
+
 == <fileset>'s strange behaviour ==
 
 Here is an oddity whose solution was discovered by Jan Matèrne. In Ant, what is the simplest
way to get a <fileset> that contains only files that do '''not''' have an extension
in a directory tree.

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