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From Jim Garrison <>
Subject ANT Property substutition in
Date Tue, 08 Dec 2009 23:23:55 GMT
When using

    ANT_ARGS="-lib $LOG4J -Dwork.dir=somepath -listener"

where $LOG4J points to a directory containing log4j.jar, with a including:


On Windows ${work.dir} in resolves to the value passed in ANT_ARGS, but on
Linux it resovles to the empty string, resulting in trying to write the log file into the
root, which of course fails. This is using the exact same binaries of ANT and log4j in both
Any ideas what could cause this?

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