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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: AW: ant return status
Date Fri, 16 Dec 2005 18:21:35 GMT wrote:
>>>I'm charged with learning more about ant return status variables.  I 
>>>have no clue where to start.  Links to documentation that 
>>will help me 
>>>understand it would be most welcome.  Pointing to specific 
>>sections of 
>>>documentation would be helpful.  To clarify my interest:  I am 
>>>interested in capturing whether or not ant has successfully 
>>>execution or if there was a failure.
>>The ant commandline script under windows (NT/XP/etc.) returns 
>>either 0 or 1.
>>A zero value indicates that the build was successful.  A value 
>>of 1 indicates an error. Under Windows you can use the 
>>ERRORLEVEL variable to test the result of invoking ant.  For example:

I'm not sure that ant.bat does this, for backwards compat with win98. 
The perl and python runant scripts work though.

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