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From "Brad Nicholes" <>
Subject [PATCH] Back slash vs forward slash note on non-unix systems...
Date Wed, 12 Mar 2003 17:06:51 GMT
   There is a particular problem on non-unix systems when a user tries
to use a back slash vs a forward slash in specifying the log file path
in a piped log.  Because if the way that the arguments are parsed, all
back slashes are removed which renders a valid path invalid.  AFAIK, it
is suggested that users always use forward slashes in the config files
even if the platform allows a back slash.  The attached patches simple
state this for the CustomLog and ErrorLog directives.  If there is a
better place to put this note, by all means put it there (maybe on an
FAQ page).  But users on non-unix platforms should understand that all
configuration paths should use a forward slash notation.


Brad Nicholes
Senior Software Engineer
Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net business solutions 

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