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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Synchronous Exec task?
Date Wed, 14 Nov 2001 11:37:44 GMT
On Wed, 14 Nov 2001, Russ Freeman <> wrote:

> From: Stefan Bodewig []
>> Nope, Ant will block until the <exec> finishes.
> Oh?! 

Yes, we are looking into adding a detach attribute or similar for
asynchronous operation, but it is not done yet.

If you see a different behavior, this may be due to the program you
execute.  If you take Tomcat's startup for example, the script will
start the server in the background and then terminate - the "real"
process seems to be running asynchronously.


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