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From John Santos-Ocampo <>
Subject RE: Exec & Winrar (using RAR command line)
Date Sat, 18 Nov 2000 01:50:20 GMT
Thanks Pete,

Unfortunately, this time the BUILD is successful but there is no output.

Any suggestions?


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Donald []
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: Exec & Winrar (using RAR command line)

At 05:28  17/11/00 -0800, you wrote:
>I'm building a simple ANT file which uses Winrar to create an archive file.
>Using Windows 2000, the command line command is as follows (for example):
>c:\>rar a c:\t c:\test.doc
>This command creates an archive file named t.rar in the c: directory.
>Wouldn't the corresponding ANT script be like this?
><target name="compress" depends="prepare">
>      <exec executable="rar" os="windows"/>
>      <arg value="a c:\t c:\test.doc"/> 
>    </target>
>I get the following message when I run this script:
>Could not create task of type: arg because I can't find it in the list of
>task class definitions.  Common solutions are: 1 execute bin/bootstrap. 2
>use taskdef to declare your task. 3 add the task to
>I'd appreciate anyone who can help (I'm relatively new at this).

sure. What you want is below. Notice how it is a subelement of exec rather
than sitting at same level ;)

<exec executable="rar" os="windows">
  <arg value="a c:\t c:\test.doc"/> 


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