[Buildbot-devel] * expansion in ShellCommand

Shane McDaniel smcdaniel at languagecomputer.com
Thu May 11 15:09:41 UTC 2006

Thanks this worked, for anyone who may use this you might need to toss 
"--reply=yes" in there too to handle overwritting stuff.

Julien Gilli wrote:
> Hello,
> On 5/11/06, *Shane McDaniel* <smcdaniel at languagecomputer.com 
> <mailto:smcdaniel at languagecomputer.com>> wrote:
>     Does anyone know how to get the * expansion to work?
> Just my 2 cents, you could try to use the following:
> s( step.ShellCommand, command=["/bin/sh", "-c", "cp *.jar /tmp",])
> Expansion is not done when you use
> s( step.ShellCommand, command=["cp", "*.jar", "/tmp"])
> because the "command" list is passed as execv* arguments, and are not 
> expansed as a shell interpreter like sh would do when one enters such 
> a command interactively.
> Calling explicitely /bin/sh to interpret "cp *.jar /tmp" should make 
> sh interpret the star. Then it should do the completion according to 
> what is in the current working directory.
> Hope it helps.
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Julien Gilli 

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