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From Peter Alfors <peter.alf...@irista.com>
Subject Re: ant 1.2, jdk1.3, copy
Date Mon, 26 Feb 2001 18:58:09 GMT
Thank you very much!

    The real reason that I was <EXEC dir="." executable="copy"> was so that
I could "copy" multiple files into 1 destination file.  I don't believe you
can do that with the <COPY> task.  (Please correct me if I am wrong).
Originally, I was using a batch file to execute the copy command, using the
<EXEC> task.  I use the <COPY> task when copying files normally.
I understand that this breaks the cross-platform compatibility.  However,
for now, I will have to use it this way until I can figure out a better way.

If anyone can suggest a better way to merge files into one, I would love to
hear them!

Thanks again,
    Pete

aslak.hellesoy@netcom.no wrote:

> Why don't you use ant's built-in copy task? I presume the answer is:
> you're experimenting with exec, not really trying to copy..
>
> Anyway, the answer to your question has nothing to do with Ant, but
> actually windows! copy is one of the windows command interpreter
> commands, not an executable. Therefore, you can't start it as a
> separate command. Try this: (or "command.com" on win 9x, I think)
>
>   <target name="stupidcopy">
>     <exec dir="." executable="cmd.exe">
>        <arg value="/C"/>
>        <arg value="copy"/>
>        <arg value="fromfile"/>
>        <arg value="tofile"/>
>     </exec>
>   </target>
>
> But don't ever use it. You're breaking crossplatform compatibility by
> abusing the exec task. Avoid it if you can.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peter Alfors <peter.alfors@irista.com>
> Date: Monday, February 26, 2001 6:15 pm
> Subject: ant 1.2, jdk1.3, copy
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> >    I am new to the list, and hope that you can help.  I checked the
> > archives, but did not see anything about this.
> > I am using Ant 1.2, JDK 1.3, and and attempting to use the <EXEC> task
> > to perform a file copy.
> > In JDK1.2.2, everything worked fine.  However, now that I have
> > switchedto JDK1.3, I get the following error...
> >
> >
> > C:\dvlp\iristaVision\webapps\iristavision\bin\build.xml:128: Execute
> > failed:
> > java.io.IOException: CreateProcess: copy
> >
> C:\dvlp\iristaVision\webapps\iristavision\resources\dbfields.properties
> >
> C:\dvlp\iristaVision\webapps\iristavision\build\classes\com\irista\ui\di
> ctionary\dictionary.properties
> > error=2
> > java.io.IOException: CreateProcess: copy
> >
> C:\dvlp\iristaVision\webapps\iristavision\resources\dbfields.properties
> >
> C:\dvlp\iristaVision\webapps\iristavision\build\classes\com\irista\ui\di
> ctionary\dictionary.properties
> > error=2
> >        at java.lang.Win32Process.create(Native Method)
> >        at java.lang.Win32Process.<init>(Win32Process.java:66)
> >        at java.lang.Runtime.execInternal(Native Method)
> >        at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Runtime.java:551)
> >        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
> >        at
> > org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.Execute$Java13CommandLauncher.exec(Exec
> > ute.java:390)
> >        at
> > org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.Execute.execute(Execute.java:247)
> >        at
> > org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.ExecTask.runExec(ExecTask.java:213)
> >        at
> > org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.ExecTask.execute(ExecTask.java:154)
> >        at org.apache.tools.ant.Target.execute(Target.java:142)
> >        at org.apache.tools.ant.Project.runTarget(Project.java:818)
> >        at
> > org.apache.tools.ant.Project.executeTarget(Project.java:532)
> > at org.apache.tools.ant.Project.executeTargets(Project.java:506)
> >
> >        at org.apache.tools.ant.Main.runBuild(Main.java:420)
> >        at org.apache.tools.ant.Main.main(Main.java:149)
> >
> > Total time: 2 seconds
> >
> >
> > -- my task --
> >  <property name="dictionary.ext"   value=".properties"/>
> >  <property name="dictionary.lang1" value=""/>
> >  <property name="dictionary.src1"
> > value="${app.dictionary.dir}${ps}dbfields"/>
> >  <property name="dictionary.src2"
> > value="${app.dictionary.dir}${ps}pages"/>
> >  <property name="dictionary.src3"
> > value="${app.dictionary.dir}${ps}errors"/>
> >  <property name="dictionary.src4"
> > value="${app.dictionary.dir}${ps}codes"/>
> >  <property name="dictionary.src5"
> > value="${uibase.dictionary.dir}${ps}uiframework_errors"/>
> >
> >    <exec dir="." executable="copy">
> >           <arg
> > value="${dictionary.src1}${dictionary.lang1}${dictionary.ext}
> +${dictionary.src2}${dictionary.lang1}${dictionary.ext}
> +${dictionary.src3}${dictionary.lang1}${dictionary.ext}
> +${dictionary.src4}${dictionary.lang1}${dictionary.ext}
> +${dictionary.src5}${dictionary.lang1}${dictionary.ext}"/>
> >
> >           <arg
> > value="${build.dictionary.dir}${ps}dictionary${dictionary.lang1}
> ${dictionary.ext}"/>
> >
> >    </exec>
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> >    Pete
> >

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