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From "Anderson, Rob (Global Trade)" <Rob.Ander...@nike.com>
Subject RE: Looking for an Ant Task
Date Mon, 06 Mar 2006 19:25:32 GMT
Doesn't BEA supply Ant tasks that do the same things that you can do
from this console?

-Rob A 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shay Thompson [mailto:sthompso@adobe.com] 
> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 5:06 PM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: Looking for an Ant Task
> 
> 
> :) sorry, wasn't trying to be confusing.
> 
> The program I'm using is the WebLogic console program called 
> WLST.  It's basically a shell program for WebLogic which 
> allows you to do things like deploy and undeploy 
> applications.  An example use is to start the program, log 
> in, enter edit mode, deploy an application, save and then 
> exit.  After each command I need to parse the output to 
> verify the step was successful before writing the next command.
> 
> Using Telnet to connect to a remote machine, or the local one 
> for that matter, allows me to do this because the Telnet task 
> allows for multiple read/writes in a single runtime where the 
> <exec> task only allows for 1 write and the 1 read which is 
> the end result.
> 
> This script is used for testing on multiple machines, some of 
> which it will be run on locally, and I'd prefer not to have 
> to tell everyone that uses it that they have to turn on a 
> telnet server just to run it locally.  For now, Windows is 
> the only OS I'm concerned about.  We are using Ant 1.6.3 and 
> some version of the contrib library.
> 
> Thanks,
> Shay
> 
> Rhino wrote:
> > I've just reread your question for the third time and I still don't 
> > think I get it. It sounds to me like you are "talking around" the 
> > problem, not describing the actual problem.
> >
> > What exactly are you trying to do? You're talking about needing 
> > "multiple reads and writes" but I haven't a clue WHAT you 
> are trying 
> > to read or write.
> >
> > What specific command-line program are you trying to use here? Why 
> > does your solution for remote machines not work for local machines?
> >
> > And what's wrong with the telnet solution you describe if 
> it gets the 
> > job done? Is it just not elegant enough? It's perfectly 
> valid to find 
> > a more elegant solution if the one you have is clunky; I'm 
> just trying 
> > to figure out if the existing solution works at all or if 
> you in big 
> > trouble because you can't get something to work at all, even badly.
> >
> > What operating system are you on and which Ant version are 
> you using? 
> > That can make a difference to the answer sometimes.
> >
> > --
> > Rhino
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shay Thompson" 
> > <sthompso@adobe.com>
> > To: <user@ant.apache.org>
> > Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:13 PM
> > Subject: Looking for an Ant Task
> >
> >
> >>
> >> I'm trying to find an Ant task that will let me work with a 
> >> command-line program with multiple read/writes.
> >>
> >> The problem I've run into is how to communicate with this program 
> >> locally.  For remote servers, I can use the <telnet> Ant task to 
> >> telnet to the remote machine, start up the and send the commands.  
> >> Locally, there's no Ant task that I know of which can do *multiple 
> >> *reads and writes to a program/shell/console.
> >>
> >> The only solution I've found so far is to actually telnet into the 
> >> local machine, which allows me to use the <telnet> Ant task.
> >>
> >> An example of what I mean:
> >>
> >> <read>myprompt:</read>
> >> <write>dosomething</write>
> >> <read>Response from dosomething</read> <write>dosomething2</write>

> >> <read>Response from dosomething2</read>
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Shay
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> ... hey, it works on my machine.
> >>
> >> Shay Thompson - Lead Computer Scientist Adobe Systems, 
> Inc. - Titan 
> >> Core QE
> >> Voice: x34728 or 612.251.5415
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > 
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> -- 
> 
> ... hey, it works on my machine.
> 
> Shay Thompson - Lead Computer Scientist
> Adobe Systems, Inc. - Titan Core QE
> Voice: x34728 or 612.251.5415
> 
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