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From peter reilly <peter.rei...@corvil.com>
Subject Re: Properties with spaces in via a wrapper script
Date Tue, 12 Aug 2003 09:45:04 GMT
This works with the std distribution
ant -Dt='this is a property with spaces'
(linux  - ant 1.5.3 and ant 1.6 alpha)

Peter

On Tuesday 12 August 2003 10:34, Tim Gordon wrote:
> It's not something that ships with ANT - just my own wrapper, grown from
> the original ANT one, which doesn't work with my UWIN ksh.
>
> What happens is that -Dx="some thing" and "-Dx=some thing" both end up as
>
> -Dx=some thing
>
> inside the script, before it's passed to the java invocation which fires
> off ANT itself.
>
> I've got to use spaces - I'm trying to pass things through to another java
> invocation which will in turn parse the command line - changing this isn't
> an option for me. I'm starting to get the fear!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@apache.org]
> Sent: 12 August 2003 10:27
> To: user@ant.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Properties with spaces in via a wrapper script
>
> On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Tim Gordon <tim.gordon@allustra.com> wrote:
> > ant.sh target -Dproperty="some thing"
>
> Does
>
> ant.sh target "-Dproperty=some thing"
>
> work?
>
> BTW, what is ant.sh?  Nothing that ships with Ant, is it?
>
> Stefan
>
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