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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Result: 1
Date Tue, 23 Aug 2005 09:23:40 GMT
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.

those are "DOS error codes" for that phrase online and you will 
find things like

> 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
> XP"/>
> The full error message is 
>      [exec] 'run.bat' is not recognized as an internal or external
> command,
>      [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
> troublemaker.
> -Jon

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