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From "Knuplesch, Juergen" <>
Subject AW: Running the <exec ant command in Eclipse?
Date Wed, 14 May 2008 11:11:52 GMT
What system you us? Linux, Windows???

Is wgwt a batchfile or a executable file?

The Ant manual says:
Note that .bat files cannot in general by executed directly. One normally needs to execute
the command shell executable cmd using the /c switch. 

<target name="help">
  <exec executable="cmd">
    <arg value="/c"/>
    <arg value="ant.bat"/>
    <arg value="-p"/>

I discourage the use of arg line, because I had trouble with it.
Use <arg value> instead:
<arg value="/c"/>
<arg value="ant.bat"/>
<arg value="-p"/>

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Von: Craig Riley [] 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 14. Mai 2008 12:41
Betreff: Running the <exec ant command in Eclipse?

I'm new to the list so first let me say Hi!

I've only recently started using Ant but I think it's amazing!

I have been running my build script from within Eclipse and I've come across my first problem.
I've searched online but I couldn't find an answer to this problem.

My build script creates a coldfusion file which I need to run as part of setup. My build script
uses the following command command:

<exec executable="cmd">
        <arg line="c:\wget\wget -O - http://localhost/ant/build/index.cfml" /> </exec>

Ant doesn't error when I run it which isn't helpful. If I go to the file path in a browser
it runs ok and does everything it should, and if I run the command from a command line (c:\wget\wget
-O -
http://localhost/ant/build/index.cfml) it  also works fine.

I suspect this maybe something to do with the ant/eclipse setup or a missing library on my
machine but I'm really not sure?

Please help! :)



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