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From Dan Gardner <>
Subject RE: Ant automatically doubles backslashes on MacOS X
Date Fri, 07 Feb 2003 18:51:10 GMT
Have you tried searching against BSD instead of OSX ?
BSD is the underlying OS to OSX isn't it ?

Maybe someone has a similar problem on that.

Dan Gardner        Emap IT - UK

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Thorsten Sturm []
>Sent: 07 February 2003 19:12
>Subject: Ant automatically doubles backslashes on MacOS X
>I'm currently facing a serious problem using Ant on MacOS X 
>using JDK 1.4.1. When trying to compile files containing 
>strings with backslashes in it, Ant automatically adds 
>unwanted backslashes to it. E.g.
>if (directory.endsWith("\\")) {
>which is perfectly valid, get's evaluated to
>if (dierctory.endsWith("\\\")) {
>which apparently is wrong.
>To prevent misunderstandings, the source file is left 
>untouched but the compiler complains about the extra 
>backslash. The same code and build file is used under Win and 
>Linux without any problems. It is also not an issue of the 
>compile itself, because using IDEs with built in compiling 
>features (like Eclipse or IDEA) the same source code compiles 
>fine even under MacOS X. Unfortunately, I have to use the buildscript.
>Please let me know if you have any idea how to get rid of 
>these extra backslashes (despite using File where appropriate).
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