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Ant exec Mysql

to execute a mysql command like "mysql my_db -ufoo -pbar <server/resource/sql/mysql/foo/create_tables.sql" from mysql use the input attribute to pass standard input

        <exec executable="mysql" dir="${basedir}/${build}" input="${basedir}/resource/sql/mysql/foo/seed_data.sql">
            <arg value="${sql.db_name}" />
            <arg value="-u${sql.db_username}" />
            <arg value="-p${sql.db_password}" />

Note this is after Ant 1.6 before Ant 1.6 use the task. The only thing I dont like about it is that you have to set the classpath for the driver.


  1. Thanks for this one, the book "Ant in Action" didn't mention the input attribute. Cheers


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