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From "Peter Reilly" <>
Subject Re: Argument difficulties with Apply
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2008 14:24:00 GMT
you may need to use <arg line="/A package.xpg">
instead of value=""


On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Matt Benic <> wrote:
> Hi,
>  I am having trouble using Apply on a proprietary third party tool. The tool
> is a packaging utility which (bizarrely) cannot take wildcard or folder
> parameters, so each input file must be independently specified. An example
> (working) commandline call that adds a file to the package is:
>  xuipkg.exe /A package.xpg test.png
>  I am trying to use Exec with a FileSet to simplify adding multiple files to
> a package as follows:
>        <apply executable="xuipkg.exe" relative="true">
>            <arg value="/A package.xpg"/>
>            <fileset dir=".">
>                <include name="**/*.png"/>
>            </fileset>
>        </apply>
>  However this does not seem to be passing parameters to the tool correctly,
> causing the tool to just print out it's usage notice on each call and not do
> any work. The tool does not provide any useful information regarding what it
> wrong. If I modify the fileset to include to only handle test.png, and run
> Ant with -verbose, Apply provides the following output (relevant -debug
> output is similar):
>    [apply] Current OS is Windows XP
>    [apply] Executing 'xuipkg.exe' with arguments:
>    [apply] '/A package.xpg'
>    [apply] 'test.png'
>    [apply]
>    [apply] The ' characters around the executable and arguments are
>    [apply] not part of the command.
>  These arguments appear to correctly match the commandline call, but
> something is obviously wrong. I have tried all sorts of variations on apply
> and the fileset but the result is always the same. I doubt the problem lies
> with the fileset, as the arguments appearing in the output seem to be right.
>  Does anyone have any idea what may be going wrong here?
>  Thanks in advance,
>  Matt
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