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From Conor MacNeill <>
Subject Re: Does ANT introduce ^M characters in the classpath during the build for an ear
Date Wed, 14 Jul 2004 04:47:08 GMT

Venkata Chengalvala wrote:

> I am using ANT1.5.1 to build an EAR file in solaris 8.
>  But somehow during the building of the ear file ANT is adding control
> characters ^M to the classpath in the MANIFEST.MF under
> xxx.ear/META-INF directory. The classpath is getting broken as a
> single line long classpath is getting broken into multiple lines
> during the build.
> Please advise if it is a known bug , if so what is the solution to resolve.

This is as per the Jar specification:

"No line may be longer than 72 bytes (not characters), in its 
UTF8-encoded form. If a value would make the initial line longer than 
this, it should be continued on extra lines (each starting with a single 

Is this causing you a problem? If so, it may be a problem with whatever 
is using the jar.


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