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From "Greg Irvine" <>
Subject javadoc task issue with many files
Date Tue, 08 Mar 2005 00:39:18 GMT
HI all.


We're (still) having an issue with the javadoc command not producing any


We've tracked it down (by modifying the javadoc task code) and have found
once the length of all of our source file names reaches a little over
126,000 characters then the javadoc fails with error code 255.  We can't
seem to find what this error code means either.


We use a <fileset> in the task using **/src/**/*.java to pick up all the
various "subprojects" within our directory structure for the overall
application.  Obviously we don't want to be explicitly specifying individual
packages in our build if we can avoid it.


I'm a little surprised that we seem to be reaching some maximum parameter
string length because undoubtedly the Java sources themselves are
significantly larger.


Is there something I'm missing or something else I can do to get around


Thanks for any assistance.




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