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From Matt Hurne <>
Subject Re: windows vs linux paths in properties
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:22:26 GMT
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 4:43 AM, Jasper Floor <> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 8:52 PM, Matt Hurne <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 2:27 PM, James Moore <> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 7:27 AM, Jasper Floor <> wrote:
>>>> This fails terribly in windows because of the /
>>>> The reason, obviously is that the / should be a \ in windows.\
>>> That shouldn't be the problem; both \ and / are file separators in Windows
>>> and always have been.  There are some Windows tools that use / as something
>>> other than a file separator (like cmd), but that's a specific issue for
>>> that specific tool.
>> Jasper, can you be more specific about what behavior you see when
>> using forward slashes (/)?  Like the others, I double-checked and can
>> confirm that we are using forward slashes in <property> elements in
>> our ivysettings.xml on Windows without issue.  Notice the difference
>> though: you said you are having issues with the <properties> element,
>> not the <property> element that we are using them in without issue.
>> We are not currently using the <properties> element, but maybe I'll
>> try it when I get a chance.
> One of the properties files being loaded above contains the
> credentials for our Nexus. No anonymous access allowed (sysadmin
> decision). Using the  ${file.separator} at least made the path look
> normal. Unfortunately Nexus still only seems to allow you in if you
> have every single right. That is another problem however. So I thought
> the credentials weren't being loaded, and I think I saw evidence of
> that in the output (ant -d -v). I'll test it again just to confirm
> this, but it might take a while. I don't work with windows here so I
> have to corner someone who does.

I'd prefer not to be using Windows myself.

I learned a bit from this Wikipedia page about how Windows handles
path separators:

Note that when Ivy attempts to load the file pointed to by the
<properties> element, it does so by first passing the attribute to
"new URL(filePath)", and if that throws an exception, it passes it to
"new File(filePath)".  So whatever behavior you would normally expect
from those constructors should apply here as well.

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