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Executing a BAT file using ANT

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Hi,

I am trying to execute a .BAT file using a simple ANT script.. I have embedded this script in my Cruisecontrol script as below.

<cruisecontrol>
<property name="deploy.bat.path" value="${base.dir}\cbs_hlp\deploy.bat"/>

 <schedule>
    <ant anthome= "C:\ant" target="${deploy.bat.path}"/>
</schedule>

I am hoping that ANT file will execute the  BAT file when the Cruisecontrol build happens.. I have ANT installed under C:\ant..

Any ideas?

Thanks

 
</cruisecontrol>
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Question by:pdurbha
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According to the Ant documentation:

http://ant.apache.org/faq.html#batch-shell-execute

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How do I execute a batch file or shell script from Ant?

On native Unix systems, you should be able to run shell scripts directly. On systems running a Unix-type shell (for example, Cygwin on Windows) execute the (command) shell instead - cmd for batch files, sh for shell scripts - then pass the batch file or shell script (plus any arguments to the script) as a single command, using the /c or -c switch, respectively. See the above section for example <exec> tasks executing sh. For batch files, use something like:

<exec dir="." executable="cmd" os="Windows NT">
  <arg line="/c test.bat"/>
</exec>
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Actually, I think you might need to pass those as separate args:

<target name="whatever">
  <exec executable="cmd">
    <arg value="/c"/>
    <arg value="test.bat"/>
  </exec>
</target>
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I feel this should be a split between me and sstair, as he is right that you have to separate out the params :)
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