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From "Vittoria, Felice" <Felice_Vitto...@bmc.com>
Subject RE: "<exec>" dir question
Date Mon, 20 Aug 2001 14:58:04 GMT
Scott,

What happens if you change the line:

<exec dir="c:\testit" executable="test"/>

to:

<exec dir="c:\testit" executable="test.exe"/>

Felice

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Matthews [mailto:scott@rocsoftware.com]
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 9:52 AM
To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
Subject: "<exec>" dir question


I am on a Windows 98 box.  I am having trouble executing an "EXE" file from 
a directory other than the current directory I am in.

For Example:  I am in a "C:\TestAnt" subdirectory where I have the 
following "latest.xml" file (between lines with equal signs):

=======================================================
<project name="Latest Test" default="Latest Test">
<!--  latest.xml   -->

<!-- dummy "jar" stub to be used later -->
<target name="jar">
</target>

<target name="Latest Test" depends="jar" description="testithere">
   <echo message="Testit is executing now"/>
   <exec dir="c:\testit" executable="test"/>
</target>

</project>
=======================================================

I want to execute a file named "test.exe" which is located in the 
"c:\testit" subdirectory.  When I run the following command:
ant -buildfile latest.xml -logfile logit.txt
I get many error message lines(In "logit.txt"):

===================================================================
Buildfile: latest.xml

jar:

Latest Test:
      [echo] Testit is executing now

BUILD FAILED

C:\testant\latest.xml:11: Execute failed: java.io.IOException: 
CreateProcess: test error=0
--- Nested Exception ---
java.io.IOException: CreateProcess: test error=0
	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(Execute.jav
a:509)
	at org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.Execute.execute(Execute.java:329)
	at org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.ExecTask.runExec(ExecTask.java:228)
	at org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.ExecTask.execute(ExecTask.java:162)
	at org.apache.tools.ant.Target.execute(Target.java:153)
	at org.apache.tools.ant.Project.runTarget(Project.java:898)
	at org.apache.tools.ant.Project.executeTarget(Project.java:536)
	at org.apache.tools.ant.Project.executeTargets(Project.java:510)
	at org.apache.tools.ant.Main.runBuild(Main.java:421)
	at org.apache.tools.ant.Main.main(Main.java:149)

Total time: 1 second
===================================================================

I can get this "latest.xml" file to work if I either:
1. put Test.exe in the current subdirectory or
2. if I put "c:\testit" in the path.

My understanding is the above line in "latest.xml":
<exec dir="c:\testit" executable="test"/>
that "dir" is the directory where you are supposed to run the EXE from.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

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