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Slashes in the policy file

David Duran
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Joined: Feb 11, 2002
Posts: 122
Does anyone know how to specify an os-independent slash in an RMI policy file?

Is there a way to specify something like file.separator within the policy file?
Junaid Bhatra
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Joined: Jun 27, 2000
Posts: 213
You can do that using ${/} in the policy file.
For eg:
permission "${/}mydir${/}-", "read,write,delete,execute";
In the codebase specifier however, it should always be a / since it is a URL, (even though you may point it to a local file).
For eg:
grant codeBase "file:/c:/myhome/-" {
permission "${/}mydir${/}-", "read,write,delete,execute";
You can even utilize system properties. For eg:
grant codeBase "file:/${user.home}/-" {
permission "${user.home}${/}-", "read,write,delete,execute";
[ May 14, 2002: Message edited by: Junaid Bhatra ]
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Slashes in the policy file