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From "Michael McCallum" <>
Subject Re: Stopping/Killing a task ?
Date Thu, 22 Feb 2001 19:44:56 GMT
One plan is probably to have a lightweight wrapper that listens for a _kill_ signal of some


I have some code that does something like this.
It wraps a process and can buffer the input/output and kill the process it wraps.

You run the other jvm from the java task with a fork but can get all the output back by running

the task again and issuing an different command.
<target name="start">
  <wrapper command="java" signal="start" port="1234" address="localhost">
    <args etc etc etc> 
<target name="stop">
  <wrapper signal="stop" port="1234" address="localhost"/>

> Thanks for your answer. Here are some more details :
> - Assume I can't change the code to check for cancels (which I agree is the
> best way to do it !),
> - The thread that I want to kill spawns a process in another JVM (that's the
> Ant java task) and when I call stop() on the thread that started this other
> JVM, it does not stop this other JVM
> I have come to the conclusion that there is no simple way to do it ... But
> if anyone has a clue ... :)
> Thanks.
> Vincent.
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