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From bode...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r677317 - /ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2008 15:56:13 GMT
Author: bodewig
Date: Wed Jul 16 08:56:12 2008
New Revision: 677317

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=677317&view=rev
Log:
more on relative paths to executables

Modified:
    ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html

Modified: ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html?rev=677317&r1=677316&r2=677317&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html (original)
+++ ant/core/trunk/docs/manual/CoreTasks/exec.html Wed Jul 16 08:56:12 2008
@@ -35,7 +35,18 @@
 since Ant 1.6, any attempt to read input in the forked program will receive an
 EOF (-1). This is a change from Ant 1.5, where such an attempt would block.</p>
 
-
+<p>If you want to execute an executable using a path relative to the
+  project's basedir, you may need to
+  use <code>vmlauncher="false"</code> on some operating systems - but
+  even this may fail (Solaris 8/9 has been reported as problematic).
+  The <code>resolveexecutable</code> attribute should be more
+  reliable, as would be something like
+<pre>
+  &lt;property name="executable-full-path"
+            location="../relative/path/to/executable"/&gt;
+  &lt;exec executable="${executable-full-path}" ...
+</pre>
+</p>
 
 <h4>Windows Users</h4>
 <p>The <code>&lt;exec&gt;</code> task delegates to <code>Runtime.exec</code>
which in turn



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