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Ant adding backslash before colons in database URL

 
Michael Freake
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Hello,

Ant is not behaving the way I would like. It is adding a "\" before my colons in a database URL.

Expected output:


Actual output:


The part in build.xml that does this:


From my build.properties, the value referenced above:


I do not want to use the <replace file="..." token="..." value="..."/> because we have several developers working on this project and the token being searched for may not be the same on each developer's machine.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Mike
 
Paul Clapham
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It looks like Ant thinks it's generating a properties file, since escaping colons like that is mandatory in a properties file. If you don't want a properties file, perhaps you should use some Ant task other than "propertyfile".
 
Michael Freake
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Thanks Paul,

I had no idea that was the case in properties files. I just read some more about it here: http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/Properties.html#load(java.io.Reader)

I will be now be using the <replace .../> to avoid this.
 
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