<arg>

Represents a command-line argument.

When passed to an external application, the argument will be quoted when appropriate. This does not apply to the line parameter, which is always passed as is.

Parameters

Attribute Type Description Required
dir directory The value for a directory-based command-line argument; will be replaced with the absolute path of the directory. False
file file The name of a file as a single command-line argument; will be replaced with the absolute filename of the file. False
if bool Indicates if the argument should be passed to the external program. If true then the argument will be passed; otherwise, skipped. The default is true. False
line string List of command-line arguments; will be passed to the executable as is. False
path <path> The value for a PATH-like command-line argument; you can use : or ; as path separators and NAnt will convert it to the platform's local conventions, while resolving references to environment variables. False
unless bool Indicates if the argument should not be passed to the external program. If false then the argument will be passed; otherwise, skipped. The default is false. False
value string A single command-line argument; can contain space characters. False

Nested Elements:

<path>

Sets a single command-line argument and treats it like a PATH - ensures the right separator for the local platform is used.

</path>

Examples

Requirements

Assembly: NAnt.Core (0.92.4543.0)