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From "Grinvald, Edward" <>
Subject RE: is command line input possible when running <java>?
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2002 14:46:43 GMT

Thank You,

Edward Grinvald
Computer Associates International
Programmer, Storage Development
(631) 342 6350

-----Original Message-----
From: Jacob Kjome [] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 9:26 AM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: RE: is command line input possible when running <java>?

hmmm...  maybe I didn't explain this well.  The problem is that the app
not running in batch mode.  It takes user input.  It isn't a task that
just give some parameters and say "go off and do something and come back

when you finish".  It is an interactive app that you ask it each time to
a new thing.  So, once it is running, I need to be able to type commands
the program.  Sending parameters to it when it starts isn't useful in

Is there any way to do that running under ant with the <java> task or
other task in ant?


At 02:26 AM 11/19/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>use something like
>cmd line:
>  ant  -DmyParam="myValue1 myValue2"
>and inside java task use this myParam .. it will be passed to java task
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jacob Kjome []
>Sent: Tuesday, 19 November 2002 11:36 AM
>To: Ant Users List
>Subject: is command line input possible when running <java>?
>I'm running some demos from my ant build file with the <java> task.   A
>couple of the demos are gui apps and I've had no problem with them.  
>However, now I have an app that takes command line input and it doesn't

>seem to be able to take any user input from the console.  Is there a 
>way to make this work for <java>?  Are there other tasks in Ant that 
>will allow this?  Any suggestions?  Of course a user can just run it 
>from the command line, but I'd like to have all the demos available to 
>run via ant targets.
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