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From "Nico Seessle" <>
Subject Re: Problem with Visual SourceSafe task
Date Thu, 29 Nov 2001 07:54:22 GMT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shawn McManus" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 10:19 PM
Subject: RE: Problem with Visual SourceSafe task

> > If the share is named "midas$" (a hidden share), why should it > be
> renamed?
> I had a similar problem.  The directory was not hidden though.  In my
> case, the "$$" threw an IOException.

A single $-sign is used by Ant to detect a property in the buildfile. If
there is no property found the $-sign is simply removed.

A double $-sign is used to escape this behaviour and simply use a real
$-sign somewhere in your buildfile. It is reeplaced with a single $-sign.

There is *no* magic with this, and putting $$ somewhere does not help you
with anything, if there is no need for a $-sign.

If you still have trouble with this IOException, it would be nice, if you
could send some more info.


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