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From Kevin Toomey <>
Subject Re: Using <ant> target with logfile option results in duplicate output
Date Wed, 08 Nov 2000 16:08:34 GMT
My "all Ant development should revolve around my needs" answer, is to
change the behavior so that <ant> messages are not considered part of
the parent build if "output=" is specified. 



--- Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
> Kevin Toomey <> wrote:
> > I have a buildfile, called build.xml. I execute it from a script
> > file like so: ant -logfile a_log.txt
> >    <ant target="server_start" output=b_log.txt />
> > Instead, all the build info, as well as server output, is written
> to
> > a_log.txt. Server output alone, is also written to b_log.txt.
> Yes, the messages of <ant> are considered part of the parent build as
> well, therefore they end up in the same logfile as all the other
> messages. Obviously this is not what everybody would expect.
> Should we clarify the docs, modify the behavior or what would be the
> right thing to do?
> Stefan

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