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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Problem with exec task
Date Mon, 23 Jan 2006 21:26:03 GMT
On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, Tommy Nordgren <tommy.nordgren@chello.se> wrote:

> I want to run an executable nested in one of my build directories.
> I've tried:
> <exec executable="${unittest.build.dir}/TestRequiredInput.pl" />
> This executes the command, but the work directory is still the base
> directory of my build.
> I want it set to the directory containing the executable.
> 
> When I tries:		
> <exec dir="${unittest.build.dir}" executable="${unittest.build.dir}/
> TestRequiredInput.pl" />
> exec will just return an error code of 255.

Is ${unittest.build.dir} an absolute path?  I would have expected that
to work.

> When I try: <exec dir="${unittest.build.dir}"
> executable="TestRequiredInput.pl" /> ant will throw an IOException
> ("File not Found")

See exec's manual page, in particular the entry of the vmlauncher
attribute.

Stefan

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