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From "Prabhakar Chaganti" <>
Subject RE: Setting a W2K environment variable from build.xml
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2001 14:38:07 GMT
I needed to do this because, after setting this variable,  I exec a 
batch file that does some things based on the value of this variable. 
However, if the set does not persist beyond the exec task with the 
cmd.exe, this approach will not work. I will probably port the batch 
file over to ant and incorporate it into a target in the build.xml instead 

thanks for your prompt replies, guys !!!!


> set is internal to cmd.exe|
> you could try cmd.exe /c set APP_HOME=c:\apphome
> However your set would not persist past the lifetime of the spawned command
> processor.
> Why do you want to do this? Is it to pass a result back to the batch file
> that called ant?
> Perhaps you could echo "set APP_HOME=c:\apphome" to a batch file and exec it
> after ant finishes?

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