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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: how do i use propertyfile on windows?
Date Tue, 13 Feb 2007 11:18:38 GMT
teknokrat wrote:
> Antoine Levy-Lambert wrote:
>> Hello teknokrat,
>>
>> the fact that c:/ is written as c\:/ in a property file belongs to the 
>> spec of properties in Java. The : character is always escaped in 
>> property files.
>>
>> Do you use the property file that you generate using <propertyfile/> 
>> also with a Java program, or is it consumed by something else, such as 
>> a shell script ?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Antoine
>> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
>> Datum: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 14:08:18 -0800
>> Von: "Anderson, Rob (Global Trade)" <Rob.Anderson@nike.com>
>> An: "Ant Users List" <user@ant.apache.org>
>> CC: Betreff: RE: how do i use propertyfile on windows?
>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: news [mailto:news@sea.gmane.org] On Behalf Of teknokrat
>>>> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 12:05 PM
>>>> To: user@ant.apache.org
>>>> Subject: how do i use propertyfile on windows?
>>>>
>>>> When ever I use the propertyfile task to add a filepath on windows 
>>>> it escapes the colon in front of the drive e.g. c:/ turns to c\:/ 
>>>> which completely messes up the path. How do I make it stop escaping 
>>>> characters?
>>>>

>  It is consumed by another program

well, I'm afraid that you can't use propertyfile, which uses 
java.util.properties. The examples in the manual show how : chars get 
prefixed -this is by design in java classes.

why not just use <echo> to print something to a file?

-steve

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