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From "Rhino" <>
Subject Re: Calling java and capturing output to a property
Date Sat, 20 Nov 2004 13:21:15 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Mark Bram" <>
To: "Ant" <>
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 5:38 AM
Subject: Calling java and capturing output to a property

> Hi All!
> I have a small app that brings up a Java FileChooser, takes the user's
> selection and writes the file name to standard output. Is there a way to
> call that app from ant and capture the output into a property?
> Thanks for any advice!
Ant is intended to run in batch, not to interact with the user. The only
exception I know is the <input> task. How do you plan to let the user make
the selection from the FileChooser?

As cool as Ant is, I think you're going beyond the bounds of what Ant is
intended to do.


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