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From "Joe St. Germain" <>
Subject Re: stopping an <exec>
Date Mon, 24 Sep 2001 23:30:29 GMT
Hi T Master,

I'm new to "ANT".  I've only been using it for about 3 days.
I've got all of my individual XML files done, but was thinking
I could create a main XML file to kicj off all of the other XML
files.  A sort of controller XML file.  I thought I'd use the <exec>
task within a <target> task for each XML file I wanted to run,
and that worls fine.  The probelm is thast if 1 of the <exec>'d XML
files has a compile( javac ) error, I'd like processing of the main
XMLfile to stop.  I can't find a way to make the stop happen.
I haven't tried using <ant> tasks within a <target> task, but will
give it a try.  I'll let you know what happens, unless you can tell
me that provessing will not stop this way either.

Thanks for answering my post T Master,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "T Master" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: stopping an <exec>

> Why are you using <exec> to call other buildfiles?
> use <ant>:
>         <ant antfile="${buildfile.dir}/${mybuildfile}" target="build">
> Unless of course, this is the way you want....
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Joe St. Germain" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 4:06 PM
> Subject: stopping an <exec>
> Does anyone know how to stop the processing of an <exec>.
> My <exec> kicks off a <javac> in another build.xml file.  If
> <javac> reports errors, I'd like the calling exec to stop execution
> and anything passed that exec to also stop.  If you haven't already
> guest, I've got a build.xml that controls the execution of other
> XML files via the <exec> task.  I tried the failonerror flag on both
> tasks, but it dosen't work.  I don't believe that javac returns
> anything, and that may be the reason.
> -Joe

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