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From "Chad McHenry" <mchen...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Build fails when 'java' task's "arg line" contains a directory path with spaces
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:02:50 GMT
Just correcting my example; obviously you only want to quote the individual
arguments: <arg line="'@{type}' '@{configDir}'"/>

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 9:00 AM, Chad McHenry <mchenryc@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm surprised Andy's suggestion did not work, as it is the equivalent of
> placing quotes around the individual arguments. Two things you could look
> into: First, are you sure the java app you are running (com.abc.a in the
> example) can handle spaces in filenames, and the bug is not in the program
> itself? Second, have you tried inserting your own quotes into the argument
> value, e.g. <arg line="'@{type} @{configDir}'"/> (note the single quotes
> inside the doubles)? For instance, if com.abc.a uses the exec command
> improperly, these might help. Looking forward to hearing your final
> solution.
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 6:13 AM, Vivek Payala <
> vivek_payala@persistent.co.in> wrote:
>
>> Thanks Andy for your response. Unfortunately, modifying the arguments as
>> per
>> your suggestion didn't help.
>>
>>
>>
>> As I described earlier, even though <arg line="@{type} @{configDir}"/> is
>> mentioned the same way (without multiple <arg line statements), and if
>> @{configDir} contains the directory path without spaces, the build is
>> successful. Only when @{configDir} contains spaces the build fails.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>> Vivek Payala | Team Lead - Configuration Management (Professional &
>> Managed
>> Services Group) | Persistent Systems
>>
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>> 6447
>>
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>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Andy Stevens [mailto:insomniacpenguin@googlemail.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 4:24 AM
>> To: Ant Users List
>> Subject: Re: Build fails when 'java' task's "arg line" contains a
>> directory
>> path with spaces
>>
>>
>>
>> 2008/9/29 Vivek Payala <vivek_payala@persistent.co.in>:
>>
>> > Our build fails while executing the following task. It fails only when
>> the
>>
>> > application is installed in a directory having space.
>>
>> >
>>
>> > <java classname="com.abc.a" failonerror="true" fork="yes"
>> maxmemory="512m"
>>
>> > errorproperty="runerror">
>>
>> >            <jvmarg value="-server"/>
>>
>> >            <arg line="@{type} @{configDir}"/>
>>
>> >            <classpath>
>>
>> >             <path refid="client.classpath.lib"/>
>>
>> >            </classpath>
>>
>> > </java>
>>
>> >
>>
>> > If the @{configDir} directory does not have spaces then the build
>> succeeds.
>>
>> > We have tried specifying @{configDir} in "", '', but it didn't work.
>>
>>
>>
>> Instead of
>>
>> <arg line="@{type} @{configDir}"/>
>>
>> how about using
>>
>> <arg value="@{type}"/>
>>
>> <arg value="@{configDir}"/>
>>
>> instead?  As the docs say, value "can contain space characters" while
>>
>> line is "space-delimited" and "It is highly recommended to avoid the
>>
>> line version when possible."  I don't see anything that says you can
>>
>> only have a single nested arg element.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Andy.
>>
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>>
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>>
>>
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