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From "Jeff Tulley" <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/src/testcases/org/apache/tools/ant/types
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2001 17:34:22 GMT
It is similar to "dos-based" in its path and classpath separations, but the long volume names
and subtleties in whether or not a path name should be specified with java commands are different.
 So, I don't know if you can generally lump us in the "dos-based" category, since this assumption
breaks down in some places.  Maybe I am misunderstanding where you are going to make this
distinction, and it will turn out to be fine.

Jeff Tulley  (
Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software.

>>> 11/2/01 12:14:04 AM >>>
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Jeff Tulley <> wrote:

> It seems like there was an env thing in their somewhere also, that
> needed to be cleared up for NetWare.  "env" is a system console
> command in netware, so can be executed without any path at all.

I'll adapt to that, please take a look at my commit that should happen
sometime today.

> 2) We use ";" (semi-colon) for classpath separators

So will consider it DOS based (whatever that means in detail)
- is this a good assumption or should the code specifcally exclude
NetWare.  Given your description, we probably better say netware is
nor DOS-based.

> 3) We have something similar to drive letters, volume names, which
> can be up to 40 characters large, followed by a colon.  data:\ (or
> data:/) for example.

> 4) if you do not specify a volume name, (/usr/bin), NetWare assumes
> the sytem volume, "SYS:/usr/bin"

Reminds me on my old VMS days ...


who sometimes misses his VAX-Station.

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