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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: Variables to EXEC
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2003 06:23:51 GMT
You can make life easier:

If your path is defined in a <path>, use <pathconvert>.
If your path is defined (unixlike) in a <property>, use AntContrib´s
<propertyregex>.


Jan


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mathew, Alexander [mailto:alexander.mathew@softbrands.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 8:15 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: RE: Variables to EXEC
> 
> 
> Thanks a lot.  It was just that my .exe does not accept a 
> path with "/"  as
> attribute.
> So I had to change the <exec dir=     to where the attribute is. 
> 
> Now it works.
> 
> Alex
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de [mailto:Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 4:49 PM
> To: user@ant.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Variables to EXEC
> 
> 
> I tried 
> 
> 
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
> <project name="test" basedir="." default="main">
>     <target name="main">
> 
>         <exec executable="cmd.exe">
>             <arg line="/K dir c:\temp"/>
>         </exec>
> 
>         <property name="drive" value="c:"/>
>         <property name="path" value="temp"/>
>         <exec executable="cmd.exe">
>             <arg line="/K dir ${drive}\${path}"/>
>         </exec>
> 
>     </target>
> </project>
> 
> 
> 
> on my windows machine and that works ...
> 
> 
> Jan
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mathew, Alexander [mailto:alexander.mathew@softbrands.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 12:51 PM
> > To: user@ant.apache.org
> > Subject: Variables to EXEC
> > 
> > 
> > Hi All,
> >  
> > How can I pass variables as arguments to an 'exec' task,
> >  
> > for example, this is what is intended but obviusly won't work!
> >  
> > <exec dir="${lib}" executable="application.exe" output="build.log" 
> > timeout="60000">
> >    <arg line= "/workspace ${build}\${pb.workspace}  /deploy" /> 
> > </exec>
> >  
> >  
> > Thank you,
> > 
> > Alexander Mathew
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > 
> 
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