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From Iván Pérez Domínguez <>
Subject Re: Quiet output
Date Thu, 12 Oct 2006 06:57:12 GMT
OK, that's closer to what I want but, is there any way to force this
-emacs flag to be enabled even if the user didn't write "ant -quiet
-emacs"? Maybe the ant task should allow options like that to be passed
to ANT.

Ninju Bohra wrote:
> You might want to look at the -emacs command line option to surpress the 'prefixing'
that appears on the output
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Iván Pérez Domínguez <>
> To:
> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 2:54:30 PM
> Subject: Quiet output
> I'm writing a build.xml file that tests a program. Before using ANT,
> I had a bash script that printed the results like init.d scripts do when
> started/stopped. For instance, for an input file to be tested, called
> mtp.mtp, it printed something like
> mtp.mtp                                             [OK]
> if everything went ok, and
> mtp.mtp                                             [!!]
> if something went wrong. In both cases, the real output was saved in a
> log file.
> Now I'm using ANT, I'd like it to be the same way, but the output
> happens to be way too verbose unless ANT is called with -quiet. Is there
> any way to force this quiet flag, or to hide the commands output?
> I don't like ANT to prefix the output with the command that produced it
> either. For instance, if I write
> <echo>Message</echo>
> ant prints something like
> [echo] Message
> Is there any way to hide that too?
> Cheers.

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