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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: FTP Password
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2001 17:00:12 GMT
Did you try doubling the $? my$password => my$$password? just an idea.

On 2001.10.22 11:51:37 -0400 Matt Lyon wrote:
> Hi,
> Over the weekend we had a dosgruntled

:-) i like that
 employee leave the company and
> therefore the password to our development box had to be changed. I have
> some code in a "publish" target in my buildfile that handles outputting
> (via ftp)  the results of a build to the development server, which we
> use as a de facto distribution site for packaging of build modules. With
> the old password, it worked fine, but the new password contains a '$'
> character and a '^" character, and I keep receiving the error: "Could
> not login to FTP server". I have tried escaping the characters in the
> password using the standard HTML convention, as well as entering them in
> Unicode, Decimal, and Hex format to no avail. Is anyone aware of how
> Ant's optional FTP task passes the password to the server? I know the
> password works, because I can open an ftp session to the box with the
> same User name and Password on my own system in an MS-DOS shell.
> Cheers,
> Matt

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