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From Robert Mark Bram <>
Subject Pause Task?
Date Sat, 15 May 2004 15:28:08 GMT
Hi All!

I have a batch file that I would like to convert to an and build file.

It has a number of tasks that must be initialised consecutively, but 
initialisation takes an arbitrary length of time to complete. Therefore my 
batch file waits for the user to press a button between each task before 
launching the next one. It uses "pause" to do this.

Is there a portable way to do this with ANT. I realise there is "waitfor" 
but this will not work - because each of the consecutive tasks still runs 
after initialisation.

The job actually starts a series of four server apps up.. in order. The 
user has to wait for each one to initialise (and there be up and running) 
before initialising the next one.

I also realise I could just have the user type in four ant commands.. but 
I would like have a way to launch all four with one Target and user 

Any ideas would be most appreciated!


Robert Mark Bram
B.Comp.(Systems Development/Business Systems)
Doctor of Philosophy Student

School of Network Computing
Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University
Peninsula Campus
McMahons Rd
Frankston, VIC 3199

Phone:  61 3 9904 4394
Facsimile:  61 3 9904 4124

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