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04 Jul 2008, 21:43
Rajagopalan Raghavan (5 posts)

groovy> println ‘groovy -v’.execute().text

Exception thrown: CreateProcess: groovy -v error=2 CreateProcess: groovy -v error=2 at

When I open a command Window ( Win XP) and execute groovy -v, I get C:\Private Projects\Groovy>groovy -v Groovy Version: 1.5.4 JVM: 1.5.0_09-b01

What am I doing wrong?

10 Jul 2008, 05:53
Vimal Kansal (1 post)

I am also getting the same problem. Author please help, I mean its so frustrating that you start with a book and within first few pages so hit issues with the code. I hope author is not ‘cut and run’ kind of person and responds.

17 Jul 2008, 12:52
Andrey Dolganov (1 post)

Try println “cmd /c groovy -v”.execute().text

29 Jul 2008, 18:50
Rajagopalan Raghavan (5 posts)

I think the “cmd/c” option is for dos “internal commands” like dir etc. I did try it and it still didn’t work for me.

Thanks, Raghavan

29 Jul 2008, 19:04
Venkat Subramaniam (98 posts)

Raghavan, on Windows Visa, within the groovysh I typed println “cmd /c groovy -v”.execute().text The session along with response is shown below.

groovy:000> println “cmd /c groovy -v”.execute().text Groovy Version: 1.6-beta-1-SNAPSHOT JVM: 1.6.0-b105

===> null

Notice the space between cmd and /c and also after /c. Can you try again with the spaces (you can copy and past from above)?

27 Oct 2008, 04:14
Levi Yourchuck (1 post)

I too encounter this issue.

I have downloaded Groovy Version 1.5.7.

On the command line I type: groovy -v And then I get: Groovy Version: 1.5.7 JVM: 1.5.0_11

Then on the command line I type: groovysh Then in the sh I type: groovy:000> println “groovy -v”.execute().text ERROR CreateProcess: groovy -v error=2 at (groovysh_evaluate:2) … groovy:000>

Then I type: (and do get a notepad window up) groovy:000> println “notepad”.execute() java.lang.ProcessImpl@29c58e ===> null groovy:000> println “cmd /c groovy -v”.execute().text

===> null groovy:000>

But never any “groovy -v” variant is working. Does anyone have some insight? I can type groovy -v directly at the command prompt…

01 Nov 2008, 14:05
Venkat Subramaniam (98 posts)

Levi, within groovysh,

println “cmd /c groovy -v”.execute().text

prints the version of groovy for me.

Since that does not work for you, can you try the following within groovysh

println “groovy.bat -v”.execute().text

and see if that works for you?

16 Jul 2011, 14:21
B Wan (1 post)

Using Windows 7 Starter I also got an error as Levi.

groovy:000> println “groovy -v”.execute().text ERROR Cannot run program “groovy”: CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified at (groovysh_evaluate:2)…

println “cmd /c groovy -v”.execute().text and println “groovy.bat -v”.execute().text return blank line

println “Groovy version ${org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.InvokerHelper.version}” and println “Groovy version “+org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.InvokerHelper.getVersion() return Groovy version 1.8.0

When I boot to Linux println “groovy -v”.execute().text works as it should