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From Eric Fetzer <elstonk...@yahoo.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: <exec> kicking my butt with something very simple
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:23:52 GMT
Thanks for all of the replies!  I've got it working with:

<exec executable="sort" dir=".">
  <arg line="-u existingFile"/>
  <redirector output="newFile"/>
</exec>


 

On Friday, December 5, 2014 12:11 PM, Earl Hood <earl@earlhood.com> wrote:
On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 1:04 PM, Dominique Devienne <ddevienne@gmail.com> wrote:


> Strange, I'd have thought the XML parser would choke before you even got to
> running something. > is one of those reserved characters in XML, that must
> be replaced with a "character entity", "&gt;" (w/o the quotes) in this case.

No.  A lone '>' causes no problems.

It is good practice to escape it when a literal '>' is needed, but it is
not required.

--ewh

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