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From testn <te...@doramail.com>
Subject Re: Tilde and Ant
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2008 03:06:43 GMT

Thanks for the reply. How do you explain why it does work on other machines
as well as other users?


Steve Loughran wrote:
> 
> testn wrote:
>> My ant script uses tilde "~" in the path. It seems to work fine with my
>> colleagues but it failed to work in my unix machine. When I copy files to
>> ~/deploy, instead of creating a directory called deploy in my home
>> directory, it actually creates "~/deploy" in my current directory
>> instead. I
>> know I should use "${user.home}", but does anyone have any idea why it
>> happened?
> 
> yes. ~ is interpreted by the shell, and Ant has no shell. You cant use 
> ~/something in Java code or even C/C++ apps.
> 
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