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From "Conor MacNeill" <>
Subject RE: Ant 1.6.0 Long Filename support
Date Sun, 11 Jan 2004 21:44:16 GMT
> From: Graham Reeds []
> Sent: Monday, 12 January 2004 3:18 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: RE: Ant 1.6.0 Long Filename support
> That's puts me straight back to square one.  Removing the quotes
> from around
> just ANT_HOME gave me another error:
> 'Files\Java\jdk1.3.1_09"" was unexpected at this time.'
> All my paths in PATH are quoted too.

Well that may be a problem. In general, you do not need quotes in
environment variables, even those with spaces. Ant.bat quotes the usage of
environment variables at the point of usage and if they already contain
quotes, there will be problems.

The best way to debug these problems is to turn echo on in the ant.bat file
and see where it runs into problems.

Also, I would start from a command line shell to get things sorted out
before using your textpad 'tool'.

> <small rant>But I hate an untidy directory structure.  It bugs
> the hell out
> of me that I have to have multiple programs in root at work.  ESRI, Oracle
> and Tomcat all have trouble with directories with spaces.  Long filenames
> have been around for 8 years.  Programs should be able to work
> with them by
> now. </small rant>

Well, perhaps when they added support for long filenames, they could have
upgraded the command interpreter too and made its operation uniform across
the different versions of Windows.


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