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From Ron Wheeler <>
Subject Re: Result: 1
Date Tue, 23 Aug 2005 01:47:38 GMT
You might try setting the dir to the name of the directory where the 
run.bat file lives.
The message is a pretty clear mesage from Windows that it is not finding 
run.bat. It is not yet looking inside it.


Dewey, John wrote:

>Hmm OK. I guess I'm a little confused now. I thought that the return
>codes were determined by the operating system as the ant manual
> said that "error code 2
>means 'no such program'. Is this meaning of error code 2 simply a
>convention that programs follow? Thus a more precise saying would be
>that error code 2 means 'no such program' for most programs.
>Given the error message I'm not sure which program is returning the
>error code since it is complaining that it doesn't recognize / can't run
>the executable I'm trying to execute.
>What I'm trying to do is call a bat file from ant.
><exec dir="${src.dir}" executable="run.bat" os="Windows 2000,Windows
>The full error message is 
>     [exec] 'run.bat' is not recognized as an internal or external
>     [exec] operable program or batch file.
>     [exec] Result: 1
>I am sure that run.bat is a bat file. Does what I want it to from the
>command line. It doesn't matter what its contents are it gives the same
>error when all I had is 1 line:
>java proj.client.Client
>I know I could run the above command in a Java task, it is trivial
>because I was trying to eliminate the contents of the bat file as the
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Andrew Goktepe [] 
>Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 5:49 PM
>To: Ant Users List
>Subject: Re: Result: 1
>The external program that you called from your Ant script returned a
>of 1. If you're interested in what that error means you'll have to
>that program. Ant is just relaying it back to you. You could also
>the calling <exec> task and more of the output if you want to dig
> -Andrew
> On 8/22/05, Dewey, John <> wrote: 
>>Does anyone know what "[exec] Result: 1" means on windows? I haven't
>>been able to find a listing of error codes for ant.
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