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From "Larry V. Streepy, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Filtering paths into property files
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2001 14:33:49 GMT
If the propertyfile task won't work, and you're willing to build your
own version of ant, I posted a pathconvert task a while back that will
allow you to control the path sep and dir sep characters when storing a
path/fileset into a property.

Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Jul 2001, Kief Morris <> wrote:
> > The problem is when I use filtering to write the paths into the
> > properties file on the Windows platform. The paths, are correctly
> > handled by ant (e.g. "c:\www\foo"), but those back-slashes
> > need to be escaped in order to work in the properties file:
> Hmm, can you use the optional propertyfile task instead?  It uses
> which should take care of all necessary escaping.
> Stefan

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