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calling Unix script from Java

Sandeep Advani
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Joined: Mar 11, 2004
Posts: 78

Code snippet is -

I get this exception...

Start compiling ....
Command is source CompileAgent.sh TestClient
Check point 1
Caught an IO exception
java.io.IOException: java.io.IOException: source: not found
at java.lang.UNIXProcess.<init>(UNIXProcess.java:143)
at java.lang.Runtime.execInternal(Native Method)
at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Runtime.java:566)
at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Runtime.java:428)
at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Runtime.java:364)
at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Runtime.java:326)
at CompileJava.doWork(CompileJava.java:19)
at CompileJava.main(CompileJava.java:50)
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
at CompileJava.doWork(CompileJava.java:41)
at CompileJava.main(CompileJava.java:50)

Says source not found but the command runs well when I run this from
the shell prompt.

Thanks again
Scott Dunbar
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Joined: Sep 23, 2004
Posts: 245
"source" is a C-shell command (ok, maybe other shells that I'm not familiar with too). Under Unix Java will call the native fork()/exec() of the platform. Under Solaris this is "/bin/sh". Under Linux I think it is "/bin/ksh" but don't hold me to that. Therefore, you will want to do something like:

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