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From Josh Sugnet <>
Subject ant.bat return value problem
Date Thu, 14 Jun 2001 23:20:17 GMT
I have been having a problem on window 2000 using ant 1.3 in which the
return value of running the ant.bat script is 0 even when the "build"
was clearly unsuccessful.  My build.xml file is small, and contains only
a couple of exec tasks, both of which have the failonerror attribute set
to "yes".  When, for some reason, these exec tasks fail, the build
stops, but the exit value is still 0, even when the output clearly
states "BUILD FAILED".  I am checking the status of that exit value and
proceeding accordingly, and it is critical that the exit value indicate
the actual outcome of the build.  I think this is a known problem, as i
was able to find mention of it on the mailing list archives for ant-dev
under the subject "Behavior of Ant task and exec task / return values
for Ant.bat?".  I'm just wondering if there is a pathch somewhere, or an
updated release of ant that includes this fix.  Any information is


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