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I am trying to install SVN in Ubuntu. My network proxy has a password. In apt.conf when i do:

Acquire::http::Proxy "http://username:pass@word@proxy_server:proxy_port";

It's not working . My question is how can I escape @ in pass@word? I tried many combinations but it doesn't work.

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marked as duplicate by gertvdijk, Luis Alvarado Apr 3 '13 at 13:08

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Try using single quotes around it. – Mitch Apr 3 '13 at 11:25
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You need escape the first @ With \ or use use its Hex ASCII value %40


Acquire::http::Proxy "http://username:pass\@word@proxy_server:proxy_port";


Acquire::http::Proxy "http://username:pass%40word@proxy_server:proxy_port";
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Thanks it worked – Gaurav Saxena Apr 3 '13 at 13:08

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