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From "Mitchell Ackermann" <>
Subject Re: junit.batchtest directory existence check
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2001 15:23:48 GMT
Wouldn't it be just as easy to use
  <mkdir dir="${}"/>
before the <junit> task?

A lot of tasks in ant would probably fail if a directory doesn't exist, not just this one.

Mitchell Ackermann

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Stephane Bailliez <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 2:35 AM
Subject: RE: junit.batchtest directory existence check

> -----Original Message-----
> From: J. Matthew Pryor []

>     <junit printsummary="yes" haltonfailure="no" 
> dir="${}">

> and the directory ${} does not exist, the build 
> fails with a very obscure Win32 can't create process error

> Anyway this is probably at least half a feature request, but 
> a simple one I guess.

I'm mixed on the need to 'check' even though this is simple, otherwise we
end up checking everything.
I would say that just like you would do it in Java it's part of the


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