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Working Directory with special characters

You can use a colon (:) in the cwd on Linux but you have to turn the path separator from colon to some other character, see SUREFIRE-1617

You should change the classpath separator (we do not guarantee that your application and test would run seamlessly) in order to avoid collisions with paths within the forked JVM:


For more information about the configuration parameter workingDirectory see the chapter Forked Test Execution.

Local Repository with special characters

The plugin supports special characters (i.e. a colon (:)) in the path of Maven local repository. The compiler does not support it and therefore the sources have to be compiled by another command in advance.