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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject Re[2]: is command line input possible when running <java>?
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2002 16:04:28 GMT
Hello Edward,

Unless I'm mistaken, the <input> task allows input to set properties
in ant.  This does not address a running java program that requires
it's own input *after* the app is already running.  Keep in mind, this
app doesn't perform anything Ant related.  It is just a demo app that
I can run from the command line and I want to know if I can launch it
from within Ant and provide input to it there just like I could if I
launch it directly on the command line outside of Ant.  So far, it
doesn't look like it is possible.  Any other comments?


Tuesday, November 19, 2002, 8:46:43 AM, you wrote:

GE> Sure,

GE> Thank You,

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

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

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

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

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

GE> Jake

GE> 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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