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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: property dir needed in java and junit tasks
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2000 10:36:49 GMT
At 11:22  19/9/00 +0200, you wrote:
>>>>>> "PN" == Peter Nordlund <> writes:
> PN> I feel a need for a "dir" attribute to both the java task and
> PN> junit task.  The "dir" attribute should work approximately as it
> PN> does for the Exec task.
>We cannot do that in the fork="no" case, though AFAIK. I seem to
>remember Peter Donald did some experiments with setting user.dir but I
>can't remember wether it worked in Java 1.1 as well.

It worked under all sun and IBM vms that I tested but it is not guarenteed
to work in all VMS and can possibly leave tasks in inconsistent state etc.
So generally it was a hack that *may* work but not guarenteed so thus
probaly should not be put in.



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