Runtime.getRuntime().exec(cmdArray) is not properly moving all files

Posted on 2009-06-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I am running the following code, but it always moves exactly 6 files, no matter what files I put into the incoming directory, leaving the rest of the files behind and indicating that the process is still running.

What could be a possible reason for this?
package com.hsc.underwriting.test;

import org.junit.Test;

public class IOTest {


	public final void testAutoMove() {

		try {

			String[] cmdArray = new String[5];

			cmdArray[0] = "cmd.exe";

			cmdArray[1] = "/C";

			cmdArray[2] = "move";

			cmdArray[3] = "incoming\\**";

			cmdArray[4] = "outgoing\\";

			Process autoMoveProcess = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(cmdArray);




		} catch (Exception e) {

			// TODO: handle exception




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Question by:aturetsky
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That will produce output that you need to consume on separate threads. See
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Is the process completing?  If not, try this:


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CEHJ, the solution they provided worked great.  Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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