I'm trying to execute an exec file from a jenkins server, using windows cmd. This is what is run from jenkins Windows batch window:
When run regularly from command line, the app prints to the console reporting its progress.
When I run it from jenkins, I get the following exception (MyApp stands for the name of my actual application):
08:13:56 Started by user NO 08:13:56 Building remotely on SFM BSP builder (ComputerName) (projectName) in workspace C:\Jenkins\workspace\MyBuildMachine 08:13:56 Running Prebuild steps 08:13:56 [MyBuildMachine] $ cmd /c call C:\Windows\TEMP\jenkins3066529473565168228.bat 08:13:56 08:13:56 C:\Jenkins\workspace\MyBuildMachine> C:\Users\NO\Desktop\MyApp.exe 08:13:56 08:13:56 Unhandled Exception: System.IO.IOException: The handle is invalid. 08:13:56 08:13:56 at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath) 08:13:56 at System.Console.GetBufferInfo(Boolean throwOnNoConsole, Boolean& succeeded) 08:13:56 at MyApp.App.AppInit(String args) 08:13:56 at MyApp.Program.Main(String args) 08:13:56 08:13:56 C:\Jenkins\workspace\MyBuildMachine>exit 255 08:13:56 Build step 'Execute Windows batch command' marked build as failure 08:13:56 Email was triggered for: Failure - Any 08:13:56 Sending email for trigger: Failure - Any 08:13:56 Sending email to: myEmail@email.com 08:13:58 Finished: FAILURE
Needless to say, the app didn't do its job.
Trying to understand the problem, I found here an explanation about stdout redirection, and Jenkins actually does that automatically, which causes this exception. And indeed also when I run it in cmd with stdout redirection, i.e.
C:\> MyApp.exe >> appOut.txt, it shows the same error.
I have no access to the source code of the app. I know that it could be solved from inside. My question is: Is there any way to prevent Jenkins from redirecting the stdout to a file, or wrapping the exec somehow such that will allow me to run it? (of course, running it from another exec and just catching the exception won't work. There won't be an exception but also the app won't run).