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Executing External Processes From Groovy
 Goal: execute a program via a command line from groovy code

Option 1: executing a string

 If you wish to pass a quoted argument that contains white space it will be split into multiple arguments
"""executable "first with space" second"""
each is treated as a separate arg be the external executable:

  • arg1 = "first
  • arg2 = with
  • arg3 = space"
  • arg4 = second

Option 2: using ant builder's exec task
Ant has an exec task and it be accessed from the AntBuilder object

The good thing is that you now have all the ant features at your disposal and Ant will not break up quoted args  containing whitespace.

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