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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject RE: ant 1.2, jdk1.3, copy
Date Mon, 26 Feb 2001 22:49:10 GMT
Peter,

There will be a <concat> task added after the 1.3 release.

Conor

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Alfors [mailto:peter.alfors@irista.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, 27 February 2001 5:58
> To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: ant 1.2, jdk1.3, copy
>
>
> 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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