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From Michael Ludwig <>
Subject Re: Windows Network Path
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:04:52 GMT
Perrier, Nathan schrieb am 03.11.2011 um 14:55 (-0400):
> Is there a way to specify a windows network share via the property
> task?
> <property name="shared_path" location="\\sharedir"/>
> This actually will evaluated to an absolute path relative to the
> basedir:
> [echoproperties] shared_path=N\:\\ant\\build\\shared_path

Don't remember if the UNC path works or doesn't. In cases where it
doesn't you can map the UNC path to a drive letter using the Windows
SUBST command, just type SUBST /? in cmd.exe. That will work in some
cases where UNC doesn't. You could run a cmd.exe/SUBST from Ant …

> I can use value="\\sharedir", but intuitively I thought to use the
> "location" attribute...

So does it work using value with the UNC path? If so why not just
use that?
Michael Ludwig

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