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From André Pilz <>
Subject Re: Trouble executing python script in Unix
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2008 09:56:44 GMT

need more info to help you. Use "ant -d" to get the command line and the 
arguments how python is called. How exactly does it not work? Any error 


Keith Hughitt schrieb:
> Hi all,
> I've just recently started using Ant on Linux, and so far it has been really
> amazing. I've run into
> one problem, however, that I haven't been able to get past.
> I would like to call an external script (a python script to minimize some
> JavaScript files),
> but have not been able to get it to execute properly. I searched around
> some, and found
> an earlier thread (
> where someone with a similar problem was able to fix things setting
> "resolveexecutable" to true.
> This works for me when I try running a dummy script with no arguments, e.g:
> ...
> <exec dir="./" executable="" resolveexecutable="true"/>
> ...
> [exec] Hello World
> When I try and do something requiring command-line arguments though I can't
> get it to work:
>         <exec dir="./" executable="python" resolveexecutable="true">
>             <arg value="install/tools/"/>
>             <arg value="&lt;${libs}/build/test.js&gt;"/>
>             <arg value="${libs}/build/testl-min.js"/>
>         </exec>
> I've tried executing both "python" (and passing the scripts name as an
> argument), and the script itself.
> Nothing seems to work. The command executes fine from the command-line, and
> what even more, when
> I print the arguments passed to the python script using argv, and then
> string them together and run them
> it works fine, but still no luck when I try to get it working through ant.
> Anyone have any suggestions as to what might be the problem?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Keith

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