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From "Scot P. Floess" <flo...@mindspring.com>
Subject Re: Unix commads behaving different in Ant task
Date Mon, 08 May 2006 17:55:25 GMT
I stand corrected ;)

Now can anyone help me get both feet out of my mouth :)

Anderson, Rob (Global Trade) wrote:
> Not in this case. The shell does not need to expand the asterisk for the
> find command to work. In fact, the shell can often times cause an error
> when running the find command because it expands the asterisk when it
> should not.
>
> For example:
>
> $ touch something.txt antherthing.txt yetanother.txt
> $ find ./ -name *.txt
> find: paths must precede expression
> Usage: find [path...] [expression]
>
> This error occurs because the shell will expand the asterisk and pass in
> the three .txt files as args to find.
>
> Now try this:
>
> $ rm *.txt # be carefull to run this in some temp dir
> $ mkdir newdir
> $ touch newdir/something.txt newdir/anotherthing.txt
> newdir/yetanother.txt
> $ find ./ -name *.txt
> ./newdir/something.txt
> ./newdir/anotherthing.txt
> ./newdir/yetanother.txt
>
> It works as expected because the shell does not expand the asterisk.
>
> Anyway, I agree that you are better off doing this with a fileset in
> Ant, since it will be a cross platform solution.
>
> -Rob A
>
>
>
>   
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Scot P. Floess [mailto:floess@mindspring.com] 
>> Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 10:26 AM
>> To: Ant Users List
>> Subject: Re: Unix commads behaving different in Ant task
>>
>> That won't work as a shell expands the asterisk....
>>
>> Anderson, Rob (Global Trade) wrote:
>>     
>>> Your usage of the find command is incorrect. To find all 
>>>       
>> the jars in 
>>     
>>> ./myDir you would run the following:
>>>
>>> Find ./myDir -name *.jar
>>>
>>> You should change the arg line to:
>>>
>>> <arg line="$basedir}/myDir -name *.jar"/>
>>>
>>> -Rob A
>>>
>>>   
>>>       
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Venkat Kotu [mailto:vkotu@porticosys.com]
>>>> Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 11:42 AM
>>>> To: user@ant.apache.org
>>>> Subject: Unix commads behaving different in Ant task
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>
>>>> I have a situation where in I need to find all the .jar 
>>>>         
>> files in  a 
>>     
>>>> directory and write it to a temp file.
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>
>>>> The command from the prompt is : find myDir/*.jar and it lists all 
>>>> the .jar files from myDir directory.
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>
>>>> The ant target defined for the purpose is:
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>
>>>> <target name="list.jars">
>>>>
>>>>             <exec os="unix" executable="find" 
>>>> outputproperty="temp.txt">
>>>>
>>>>                         <arg line="$basedir}/myDir/*.jar"/>
>>>>
>>>>             </exec>
>>>>
>>>>  </target>
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>
>>>> This does not return any thing.
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>
>>>> What I am doing wrong?
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> Venkat Kotu
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>>
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>> --
>> Scot P. Floess
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Scot P. Floess
27 Lake Royale
Louisburg, NC  27549

252-478-8087 (Home)
919-754-4592 (Work)

Chief Architect JPlate  http://sourceforge.net/projects/jplate
Chief Architect JavaPIM http://sourceforge.net/projects/javapim


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