[Mono-list] xbuild: Including backslashes that shouldn't get converted to forward slashes

Andres G. Aragoneses knocte at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 18:42:57 UTC 2015

On 15/06/15 19:34, Matt Zinkevicius wrote:
> I have an msbuild/xbuild file which uses the Exec task to invoke a command
> line tool. The tool takes a regular expression as a parameter, which in my
> case contains a backslash (\) character. It seems that xbuild converts all
> backslashes into forward slashes, as they usually represent a directory
> separation character, but in this specific case I need it passed without
> conversion. I have tried escaping (\\) and encoding (\) but neither worked.
> How can this be achieved?

It's probably an xbuild bug, as it should only try to convert the first 
element, not the arguments.

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