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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: Catching Results of exec
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2001 06:35:00 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Guther" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 16:44
Subject: Catching Results of exec

> Hi:
> I wonder how I can catch the result of an exec and then fire
> a specific target.
> I have a build file that calls a lots of make files with exec.
> I have failonerror="false" and the output goes into a log
> file.
> In case the exec returns e.g. 2 I still want to continue the build
> but I would like then fire a mail target for that log file
> in order to send the log file to the unit owner.
> In case the return code is available from a property, I could
> imagine to evaluate that with a condition but I still have
> no idea how to get the return code.
> Is there a way to catch that return code?

yeah, we stuck that in to <exec> about three/four weeks ago. Get the source
from CVS and build it and then you can save the return code of <exec> into
the property named with the resultproperty attribute.


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