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From "Jon Skeet" <>
Subject basedir returning the canonical rather than absolute directory?
Date Fri, 10 Mar 2006 14:20:08 GMT
Hi folks,

I'm using ${basedir} to work out where to write files to (I navigate
around a bit). Unfortunately, if I'm working within a symlinked
directory, basedir ends up being the canonical directory rather than the
symlinked one. Sample project:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>

<project target="test">

  <target name="test">


Run this from a symlinked directory, and you see the canonicalised name.
Is there any way of suppressing this behaviour?

Environment: Linux (Fedora Core 3), Ant 1.6.5, Java 1.5


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