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From "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: Can't get <exec> to work
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2001 18:01:43 GMT
Conor,

Sorry about that 'cls' mistake, and you are absolutely right of course.

I've updated the FAQ entry: http://www.jguru.com/faq/view.jsp?EID=511266 and
made sure to specify "shell command" rather than just "command".

    Erik



----- Original Message -----
From: "Conor MacNeill" <conor@cortexebusiness.com.au>
To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: Can't get <exec> to work


> Erik Hatcher wrote:
>
> > I just promoted this to a FAQ at jGuru (it takes an hour or so for it to
> > appear as an FAQ), but here's a link to the forum entry:
> >
> >     http://www.jguru.com/forums/view.jsp?EID=503205
> >
> > (answer a few entries down)
> >
> >     Erik
>
> Is that this one?
>
>  > To <exec> a command on Windows, you must execute the command shell
> followed by the command you want. For example:
>  >
>  > <exec executable="cmd">
>  > <arg line="/c cls"/>
>  > </exec>
>  >
>  > The '/c' is there to exit the spawned command shell after executing
> the specified command.
>
> It is not quite true. You can execute most commands without executing a
> command shell. The cases where that is not true is where you are trying
> to execute a command.com builtin. Also the example above probably won't
> work - I don't have NT running anymore, but I am pretty sure the above
> won't clear the screen, presumably because it is actually clearing a
> different shell.
>
> Conor
>
>
>


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