About special characters

Symantec recommends that you enclose all strings in double quotes. Strings surrounded by double-double quotes, retain one set of double quotes. For example:

The engine reads:

"This is a new string" as This is a new string.

The engine reads:

""This is a new string"" as "This is a new string".

Similarly, you should escape the less than (<) and greater than (>) symbols with:

< (less than) = &gt;

For example:

"cat myfile > myfile" Uses the greater than symbol (>) as a redirection symbol. Here is what should be in XML file:

"ca tmyfile &gt; myfile"

> (greater than) = &lt;

& (ampersand) = Escape sequence &amp;