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From Diane Holt <>
Subject Re: Redirecting output and background processes
Date Tue, 26 Sep 2000 22:19:16 GMT
--- Jose  Alberto Fernandez <> wrote:
> 1) add an attribute for <echo> to write to a file. Or have an
> <writefile> task.
>     the idea is to be able to create small files based on the values of
> different properties.

You can already do that using <exec> with executable="echo".

> 2) Add an attribute to the <exec> task to allow the process to run in
> the background, independently of ANT

Can you give an example of what you'd use that for?



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