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Phing - How to interact with the shell

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If you ever wonder how to answer prompts of commands you execute through the Phing exec task, here is the solution. It's easy but since I didn't find it explicitly documented anywhere I thought I'd write it down in public:

<target name="interact">
    <exec command="somecommand" passthru="true" />
</target>

The solution is to set passthru="true". Then the prompts will be displayed by phing and you can answer them as if you were calling the commands directly in the shell. Works on Linux and Windows.

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  • User-avatar

    thanks a lot ... i was checking for this functioanlity i have also tried different things but this parameter releived me. Thanks a lot once again :) :)

  • 56332b2b625a345559a0b77b6a01903f

    You're welcome, please upvote the protip.

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