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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: running tasks in the background
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2001 06:54:02 GMT
Salman Halim <> wrote:

> i wanted to extend the 'fork' capability of the java task to other
> executables.

The java task when using fork="true" shows exactly the same behavior
as exec, it waits for the forked process to finish.

The currently is no way to do asynchronous executions, apart from
invoking a script that invokes the command you really wanted to run
and puts it into the background.


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