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From "Adam Michalik (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (MNG-4038) No resolution of ~ (tilde) when installing a file to local repo
Date Tue, 17 Feb 2009 08:29:19 GMT
No resolution of ~ (tilde) when installing a file to local repo

                 Key: MNG-4038
             Project: Maven 2
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Command Line
    Affects Versions: 2.0.9
         Environment: Linux, JDK 6u12
            Reporter: Adam Michalik
            Priority: Minor

On Linux the ~ sign (tilde) is an abbreviation for user's home directory. However, when installing
a file to a local repository like this:

mvn install:install-file -DgroupId=jmork -DartifactId=jmork -Dversion=1.0.4 -Dpackaging=jar

where the home directory is /home/adam and current directory is /home/adam/tmp the tilde is
taken literally as if it was a directories name, resulting in:

[INFO] Scanning for projects...
[INFO] Searching repository for plugin with prefix: 'install'.
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] Building Maven Default Project
[INFO]    task-segment: [install:install-file] (aggregator-style)
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] [install:install-file]
[INFO] Installing /home/adam/tmp/~/Download/jmork-1.0.4/jmork-1.0.4.jar to /home/adam/.m2/repository/jmork/jmork/1.0.4/jmork-1.0.4.jar
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] Error installing artifact 'jmork:jmork:jar': Error installing artifact: File /home/adam/tmp/~/Download/jmork-1.0.4/jmork-1.0.4.jar
does not exist

specify a full path or use $HOME instead of ~

I am aware that this may be more of a Java problem and not Maven specific, but I thought it
may be useful to report it anyway.

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