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From Don Taylor <donald_l_taylor...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Special characters in manual?
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2001 14:02:03 GMT
Yes, '$' is a special character in Ant. It precedes a property name to
dereference the value of the property. Look at the manual under
properties. AFAIK there are no other special characters in Ant.

--- James Bullington <shockride@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Are special characters in the manual?
> 
> I was having a problem with my ant script in which I was using telnet
> to rename some of my files.  This was done because of a bug in BEA
> Weblogic 6.1s T3File access.
> 
> The line was:
> 
> <write string="for file in *.xml ; do mv $file null$file ; done"/>
> 
> When I watched my build script work,  I noticed that the dollar signs
> ($) dissappeared.  My first thought was that the dollar signs were
> special characters, so I doubled each of them and the script worked
> fine.
> 
> Is it documented anywhere in the manual that the dollar sign is a
> special character, AND, are there any more special characters?
> 
> Thanks,
> Jim
> 
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