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From Shawn Castrianni <>
Subject RE: exec task
Date Wed, 09 Apr 2008 15:00:06 GMT
Will the semicolon trick of executing more than one command with one exec task work on all

Shawn Castrianni

-----Original Message-----
From: Vallon, Justin []
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 9:54 AM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: RE: exec task


'exec' runs a process.  Side-effects (environment variables, etc) that
happen in the process are lost when the process exits.  If you want this
behavior, then you could generate a script on the fly that does the
equivalent ("set-some-vars\nrun-the-command\n").

If you want one task to choose the vars, and another to run the command,
then you could create a temporary file that contains config info that is
built up as the tasks execute:

init-config: create empty "config" file
setup (depends on init-config): append "set-some-vars" to config
setup2 (depends on init-config): append "set-other-vars" to config
run (depends on setup and setup2): exec "config ; run-command"

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-----Original Message-----
From: Shawn Castrianni []
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 11:32 PM
To: ''
Subject: exec task

Oh yeah, and it would be nice if one exec task could continue a previous
exec task environment.  So if one exec task calls a batch file that sets
some env variables or something, the next exec task could have an option
to continue the environment setup by the previous exec task and execute
something else with the batch file already having been run.

Shawn Castrianni

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