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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Need help using exec to do "ls -rt1 | tail -1"
Date Mon, 07 Apr 2003 07:57:24 GMT
On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, Matt Reason <> wrote:

> The exec task seems to hate the fact that one of my arguments is a
> pipe.

I won't repeat that this is due to the fact that pipe's are
interpreted by the shell 8-)

> Does anyone have a workaround?

Use <exec>'s output attribute to write the result of ls to a temporary
file and read this file into a property using <loadfile> and a nested


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