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ant(1)                                                                  ant(1)




NAME

       ant - a Java based make tool.



SYNOPSIS

       ant [OPTION]... [TARGET [TARGET2] [TARGET3] ...]]



DESCRIPTION

       Like make, ant is a tool that can compile Java projects. But unlike it,
       ant is based on Java which means that it will  run  on  every  platform
       that  has a Java Virtual Machine. This makes it a great tool for build-
       ing Java software.

       By default it takes information from build.xml which describes the tar-
       gets.


       -help, -h
              print help on the command line options

       -projecthelp, -p
              gives information on possible targets for this project

       -version
              prints the version number and then exits ant

       -quiet, -q
              be extra quiet

       -verbose, -v
              be extra verbose

       -debug, -d
              print debugging information

       -emacs, -e
              produce logging information without adornments

       -logfile <file>, -l <file>
              use the given file to output log to

       -logger <classname>
              the class which is to perform logging

       -listener <classname>
              add an instance of the given class as a project listener

       -noinput
              do not allow interactive input

       -buildfile <file>, -file <file>, -f <file>
              use  the  given buildfile instead of the default build.xml file.
              This is the ant equivalent of Makefile

       -D<property>=<value>
              use value for the given property

       -keep-going, -k
              execute all targets that do not depend on failed target(s)

       -propertyfile <file>
              load all properties from file with -D properties  taking  prece-
              dence

       -inputhandler <class>
              the class which will handle input requests

       -find <file>, -s <file>
              (s)earch  for  buildfile  towards the root of the filesystem and
              use it

       -nice number
              A niceness value for the main thread: 1 (lowest)  to  10  (high-
              est); 5 is the default

       -nouserlib
              Run ant without using the jar files from ${user.home}/.ant/lib

       -noclasspath
              Run ant without using CLASSPATH

       -autoproxy
              Java 1.5+ : use the OS proxies

       -main <class>
              override ant's normal entry point



SEE ALSO

       make(1) java(1) build.xml(5)



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