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Subject BugRat Report #346 has been filed.
Date Mon, 06 Nov 2000 01:18:01 GMT
Bug report #346 has just been filed.

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REPORT #346 Details.

Project: Catalina
Category: Bug Report
SubCategory: New Bug Report
Class: swbug
State: received
Priority: low
Severity: critical
Confidence: public
   Release: 4.0-m4
   JVM Release: 1.3
   Operating System: Linux
   OS Release: Kernel 2.2.14
   Platform: x86

Exclamation Point in Directory Name Causes Startup Failure

Having an exclamation point (!) in your working directory name,
(such as untarring jarkarta into, as in my case,
"/home/pdavis/!MISC/jakarta-tomcat-4.0-m4/") causes trying to
start the tomcat server to fail with some class-not-found errors.

The fix is simple, just figure out how to escape the point in
the path name - most likely this would be done in

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