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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: read environment variables set by bat file, which is run by ant exec task
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2008 15:56:40 GMT
Raja Nagendra Kumar wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to read the properties which are set by bat file (this bat
> file is run with in ant using exec command. Basically teh bat file should
> run in the same process.. tried spam="false" in exec but does not work..
>  <exec executable="cmd" spawn="false">
> 	<arg line="/c ${foundation.root}/common/buildutils/bat/auto.bat"/>
>     </exec>
>     <property environment="env"/>
> The above one should have all the properties as set by auto.bat.
> I know it is a bad way.. but for some time, I am looking for such solution..
> Regards,
> Nagendra

doesnt work; environment inheritance rules and the like

What is good is
-echo things out as a .properties file
-load it in
-echo stuff out to the console and parse it somehow

Steve Loughran        
Author: Ant in Action 

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