On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 9:01 AM, Appelt, Uwe
<uwe.app...@nct-heidelberg.de> wrote:
> Dear all,
> that has probably been asked 10e6 times, however, I don't find any comments 
> on how to properly escape special characters in a toolxy.xml. What I want to 
> achieve is the following:
> <command interpreter="bash">$myScript &> $logFile</command>
> where myScript is dynamically created (as part of the configfiles-section) 
> and the logFile is where stderr and stdout should go to. Now the problem is 
> obviously the "&"-character, because it causes the following error-msg on 
> reloading the toolxy.xml:
> ExpatError: not well-formed (invalid token): line 5, column 50
> where the 5/50 refers to the "&"-character. By the way: redirecting either 
> stdout or stderr by specifying just ">" (instead of "&>") works fine.
> I tried a lot of different notations in the meanwhile, but neither something 
> like "\&>" nor "\&amp;>" works. Any suggestions?
> Many thanks in advance and Cheers!
> Uwe

Don't you need to escape both the & and the > characters here? i.e.
&amp;&gt; should work.

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