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From Eric Fetzer <>
Subject Calling CYGWIN from ANT via EXEC
Date Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:26:50 GMT
It's actually much easier to use CYGWIN from Ant than stated in the documentation with the
<exec> task.  Here is an example of using Ant to run a shell script via CYGWIN (be
sure the shell script is formatted for unix):
                   <exec executable="c:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe">
                     <arg value="--login"/>
                     <arg value="-c"/>
                     <arg value="/cygdrive/c/BuildDeployScripts/
${scp.keyfile} ${fileToSCP} ${scp.user} ${} ${}"/>
Note that all arguments to the script in this case must be on the same <arg> as the
script file or they won't show up as args to the script, but rather, args to bash.  I haven't
figured out how to send an argument with spaces in it, but I'm sure you Ant guru's could tell
me.  Any help there?  I tried ' "argument with spaces" arg2', but that didn't
work.  CYGWIN wants spaces escaped.


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