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From "Dewey, John" <>
Subject RE: Result: 1
Date Tue, 23 Aug 2005 01:21:44 GMT
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

 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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