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From Conor MacNeill <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject Re: Using exec to run 'chmod a+x *'
Date Sun, 03 Aug 2003 23:44:31 GMT
On Mon, 4 Aug 2003 09:03 am, Barnet Wagman wrote:
>
> Can someone tell me the preferred way to do this?
>

Wildcard expansion is not performed by programs on Unix, it is performed by 
the Shell. When Ant invokes a command, no shell is involved. Therefore, if 
you wish to use wildcards, you must exec a shell and pass the command and the 
wildcard to it as arguments.

Conor


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