whoops forgot to mention that the deployment fails because of the incorrect command!!!
from job execution log:
server_middle_man: ./bldeploycmd.bat: /opt/java/server910_solaris32.bin ???mode=silent ???silent_xml=/opt/java/new_weblogic91_solaris10.xml ^J???log=/opt/java/platform_install.log: not found
Are you copying and pasting your dashes from a Word document by any chance? I copied the characters from your post, and then typed my own dash next to them and they were definitley different. The "-" you have is about twice as long as a normal dash. It could be that NSH is seeing this as some other character and doesn't know how to interpret it.
thanks for this, you could well be right, i'll try it and see.