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From Jesse Stockall <>
Subject Re: Ant Task and paths
Date Sun, 23 Feb 2003 16:13:28 GMT
On Sunday, February 23, 2003, at 10:48 AM, Martin wrote:
> Jesse-
> Many of the Unix installations use Relative Path with 100% success but 
> the
> absolute path gets munged because
> of the difference of the treatment of <root> between Unix vs Windoze
> Has this been resolved?

I'm not really sure what you are asking.

If you use absolute paths they will not resolve on anything but their 
native platform i.e.

'c:\pathname' will only work on Windows, '/pathname' will only work on 
Unix platforms and 'volume:\pathname' will work only on NetWare

If you use a relative path then Ant will resolve the path based on what 
${basedir} is set to. i.e.

Path in build file = 'build/lib'

On Windows if ${basedir} = 'c:\path', it will be resolved to 

On Unix if ${basedir} = '/home/jesse', it will be resolved to 

I have had no problems using relative paths (cross platform) and 
absolute paths (single platform)

Jesse Stockall -
CRYPTOCard Corp.

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