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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 42828] New: - Preserve return code of called batch files from exec task
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2007 18:50:51 GMT
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http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=42828

           Summary: Preserve return code of called batch files from exec
                    task
           Product: Ant
           Version: 1.7.0
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Core tasks
        AssignedTo: dev@ant.apache.org
        ReportedBy: paul@paulgalbraith.net


For the WinNT platform, if a batch script is called from the <exec> task
normally any batch error codes aren't propagated back to ant from the command
shell.  This causes a lot of headaches for those who expect or want an "exit /b
1" command to cause ant to fail the build process.  

I've been getting around this by using a very simple batch wrapper when I exec a
batch file.  It simply takes the return code from the wrapped batch file and
exits the shell with the same code.  

I'm thinking that it's not too big of a job to hack the exec task to
automatically use a wrapper such as this anytime a "*.cmd" or "*.bat" is set as
the executable on a winnt platform.  

In the interests of backwards compatibility this would be an option that
defaults off, but in the interests of saving traffic on the mail lists, and
making ant do what most people expect out of the box, I'd vote to have this on
by default...

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