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From "Raymond Berg (ALLETE)" <>
Subject RE: Setting an absolute path to an other PC
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2008 12:24:34 GMT
Actually, unlike straight java you can just use backslashes as you would in windows. While
I would probably agree with you and say "ignore the fact that Windows embraces this poor practice"
and just use traditional forward-slash. Either works, but here's one example showing how to
extract a sample archive 'sample.tar.gz' from UNC:

<target name="null">
<gunzip src="\\myserver1\myshare\sample.tar.gz'" dest="sample"/>
<untar src="sample" dest="." />

Hope this helps,


-----Original Message-----
From: St├ęphane Vandenbogaerde [] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 6:48 AM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: Setting an absolute path to an other PC

2008/7/1 Raymond Berg (ALLETE) <>:

> This question is a little unclear. Do you wish to untar this to a remote
> machine with a UNC network share (\\server\share) ?

I want to untar from a remote machine with a UNC network share.

> As of Ant 1.7.0, UNC names are allowable absolute addresses and can be
> resolved in java. Simply specifying the network share path should allow for
> this.

So it should be OK if I put

<untar src="//server/share/foo.tar" dest=".">


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