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From Tommy Nordgren <tommy.nordg...@chello.se>
Subject Re: Problems with exec task
Date Sat, 28 Jan 2006 17:24:22 GMT
Use the exec attribute resolveExecutable="true",
or use an absolute path.
On Jan 28, 2006, at 5:55 PM, Rhino wrote:

> I'm having a bit of trouble with an exec task in Windows XP  
> Professional and I would appreciate a bit of help from the experts  
> on this mailing list.
>
> I have created a short VBScript that invokes a Microsoft Word  
> macro; the macro expects exactly two parameters on the command line  
> and adds the values of these two parameters to a Word document.
>
> When I do this on my Win XP command line, regardless of where I am  
> in the file system:
>
>    "C:\Documents and Settings\Rhino\My Documents\LaunchWdMacro.vbs"  
> Fred Flintstone
>
> the VBScript works fine and "Fred Flinstone" is written into the  
> Word document.
>
> However, when I try to do the same thing in Ant, I run into problems.
>
> When I try the exec this way:
>
> <property name="vbs.script" value="c:\Documents and Settings\Rhino 
> \My Documents\LaunchWdMacro.vbs""/>
>
>    <exec executable="cmd.exe" spawn="true">
>        <arg line="\c ${vbs.script} Fred Flintstone"/>
>
>    </exec>
>
> I get no errors from Ant but the name Fred Flintstone has not been  
> added to the Word document either. I've also tried the exec this  
> way but with the same result; Fred Flintstone does not get added to  
> the Word document:
>
>    <exec executable="cmd.exe" spawn="true">
>
>        <arg value="${vbs.script}"/>
>
>        <arg value="Fred"/>
>
>        <arg value="Flinstone"/>
>
>    </exec>
>
>
>
> Can anyone help me figure out what I need to change to make the  
> exec task work correctly? I need the exec task to run without  
> errors _and_ I need the parameters passed from the command line to  
> wind up in the Word document.
>
> I'm sure my VBScript is working fine since it works from the  
> Windows command line; I just can't quite get it to work from Ant.
>
> ---
> Rhino
>
>
>
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