Issues of executing remote powershell script using cake-build


I am trying to execute following test.ps1 script

on remote server using following command

I was able to successfully invoke this command from command line and now I want the same using cake script.

I am using Cake.Powershell addin.

When I try to execute it with one curly brace {c:\\test.ps1 -name dato -password test} , I am getting error:

Error: Input string was not in a correct format.

When I try it with two curly brace

{{c:\\test.ps1 -name dato -password test}}

output is the following

Executing: Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock {{c:\test.ps1 -name dato -password test}}

but, when I check on remote server test.txt file is not created.

Do you have any ideas why this is happening?


This is caused by the different handling of curly braces by the ProcessArgumentBuilder used internally by the Cake.Powershell addin, and the format parser used internally in Cake’s internal logger.

I submitted a PR to Cake.Powershell which has now been merged and a new release published, so upgrading to version 0.2.7 will resolve this issue for you.

You should then be able to use something like the following:

And while the log will include double braces, the actual command will only use single braces and should run correctly.


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