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From "Alexey N. Solofnenko" <A.Solofne...@mdl.com>
Subject Re: Problems with exec
Date Mon, 01 May 2006 18:55:28 GMT
"*" is understood only by shell. I guess you would want to add "-u" 
option (and maybe "-p") in addition to -R. Also it maybe better to run 
rsync (or unison) - they can delete obsolete files.

- Alexey.

Tommy Nordgren wrote:
>
> On 1 maj 2006, at 20.22, Eric Wood wrote:
>
>> As the on-line documentation suggests, I am using exec to copy some
>> files on UNIX to preserve permissions, but exec is taking my wildcard as
>> translating it as a literial.
>>
>> I'm attemping to copy all files in a subdirectory to another directory
>> using:
>>       cp -R * destinationDir
>>
>> But the exec command seems to be quoting my * (wildcard) and returning
>> the following error:
>>      [exec] cp: *: A file or directory in the path name does not exist.
>>      [exec] Result: 1
>>
>> Here is my exec command:
>>       <exec executable="/usr/bin/cp" >
>>           <arg line="-R * ${dir.deploy.tgt}"/>
>>       </exec>
>>
>> How can I get around this?
>>
>> Eric
>     By execing a shell, (shell dependent) , passing a string to be 
> evaluated by the shell.
> With bash, the syntax is:
>     <exec executable="/bin/bash">
>         <arg value="-c"/>
>         <arg value="/usr/bin/cp * ${dir.deploy.tgt}"/>
>     </exec>
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> Tommy Nordgren, "The dying old crone"
> tommy.nordgren@chello.se
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