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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: Help, difficulty with path names in NT2000.
Date Thu, 24 Apr 2003 18:11:41 GMT
Did you really try with the property declared like below?

exec.dir = D:/Program Files/Personal Programs/User5/234/Execs

This should work. If it doesn't, run Ant with -verbose, so you/we can see
the actual command executed. I doubt Ant cannot deal with spaces in this
case. Send the verbose output to the list if it still fails. --DD

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sam Talebbeik []
> Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 12:49 PM
> To:
> Subject: Help, difficulty with path names in NT2000.
> I am using Ant on NT2000 with Ant 1.4.1 and Java 1.3.1.
> I have a NT path name property . I can not use the this path for
> executing my binary. It seems like Ant does not like NT paths
> with spaces in them. Here is the property value in the property file:
> exec.dir="D:\\Program Files\\Personal Programs\\User5\\234\\Execs"
> Here is how I try to execute in the build.xml:
> <target name="execute" description="execute">
>     <echo message="executing = ${exec.dir}"/>
>     <exec dir="${exec.dir}" executable="program.exe" failonerror="yes">
>     </exec>
> </target>
> I keep getting the message that the directory specified can not be found.
> I have tried other schemes such as single quote, no quote, forward
> slash etc. and all of them have failed so far. Does anyone have any ideas
> ?
>     Thanks.

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