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From "Peter Reilly" <>
Subject Re: Capture returned value from Java?
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 19:29:55 GMT
It is standard out and standard error. I.e. When
a program calls System.out.println("hello world");
or System.err.println("Opps, an error has occuried");


On 9/28/06, <> wrote:
> I'm confused about the "outputproperty" attribute of the <java> task. The
> manual says of it, "The name of a property in which the output of the
> command should be stored. Unless the error stream is redirected to a
> separate file or stream, this property will include the error output."
> My questions are:
> 1) What exactly does the "output of the command" mean? When I execute a
> class I am executing the class's "main" method. Of course the main signature
> is void, meaning that it does not return any value itself. If the main
> method calls a member method that does return a value (a String, for
> instance), is the value returned by that member method the information that
> is supposed to be captured in the property specified as the "outputproperty"
> attribute's value?
> 2) If that's not what it means, what exactly does it mean?
> I ask this because I haven't been able to figure a way of getting a value
> returned from a Java class into an Ant property.
> --
> Charles Knell
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