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From "Chris Green" <chris.green...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Calling a cmd batch file from Ant
Date Wed, 28 May 2008 08:35:50 GMT
Can't use ant or antcall's even in a nested structure. Reason being :-

Script process designed to build numerous components of an application.

Each of these components has a parameter set up in the properties file set
to Y or N to define whether that component is built during that execution of
the script.

Therefore, more than one component may need to be built during one execution
of the build script.

On this basis, the controlling ant script, build.xml cannot have the
component variable defined within it, even nested, as it potentially needs
to be redefined multiple times.

The component.xml file (generic) which is called again and again for each
component that needs to be build. Want to keep this generic and as simple as
possible. Therefore no hard coding using if statements to set the
'component' variable.

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 10:05 AM, Knuplesch, Juergen <
Juergen.Knuplesch@icongmbh.de> wrote:

> If you use <ant> Task or <antcall>  you can run the target with different
> content of a property.
> E.g.
>
> <antcall target="your.target" inheritall="false">
>                  <param name="your.property" value="value1" />
>                </antcall>
>
> <antcall target="your.target" inheritall="false">
>                  <param name="your.property" value="value2" />
>                </antcall>
>
> I even use this in <for> loops made with antcontrb.
>
>
>
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> Von: Chris Green [mailto:chris.green100@googlemail.com]
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 28. Mai 2008 09:51
> An: Ant Users List
> Cc: Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de
> Betreff: Re: Calling a cmd batch file from Ant
>
> The reason I'm not using ant is that :-
>
> 1. My main build.xml script calls the component.xml script numerous times.
> 2. Each time the component.xml script is called, the variable 'component'
> needs to be set to something different.
> 3. Component.xml is generic therefore don't want to hard code anything
> variables in 4. Once variable set, can't be changed.
>
> Honestly, there is some underlying logic behind all of this.
>
> Chris
>
> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 9:41 AM, <Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de> wrote:
>
> > > I am calling a dos batch file from an Ant script using the following
> > > code :-
> > >
> > > <property name="dos" location="c:/windows/system32/cmd.exe"/>
> > >
> > >
> > > <exec executable="${dos}" dir="c:/build/">
> > >           <arg value="CommonCommponent.bat"/> </exec>
> > >
> > > On the assumption that I get the Microsoft Windows Copyright info
> > > appear, I assume the above commands are running ok. The only trouble
> > > is, the contents / commands in the batch file don't seen to get
> > > executed.
> >
> >
> > http://ant.apache.org/faq.html#batch-shell-execute
> >
> >
> > > Batch file contents are :-
> > >
> > > set component=common
> > > ant -f %build.dir%/component.xml
> >
> > Why not use <ant> ?
> >
> >
> > Jan
> >
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