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ant(1)                      General Commands Manual                     ant(1)



NAME
       ant - a Java based make tool.


SYNOPSIS
       ant [OPTIONS] [TARGET [TARGET2 [TARGET3] ...]]


DESCRIPTION
       Like  make ant is a tool by which projects can be build. But unlike it,
       ant is based on Java which means it will  run  on  every  platform  for
       which  a  Java Virtual Machine is available. This makes it a great tool
       for building 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
              print project help information

       -version
              print the version information

       -diagnostics
              print  information  that  might be helpful to diagnose or report
              problems

       -quiet, -q
              be extra quiet

       -verbose, -v
              be extra verbose

       -debug, -d
              print debugging information

       -emacs, -e
              produce logging information without adornments

       -lib <path>
              specifies a path to search for jars and classes

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

       -logger <classname>
              use the given class to perform loggin

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

       -buildfile, -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

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

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

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


SEE ALSO
       make(1)


AUTHOR
       This manpage is written by Egon Willighagen <egonwATsci.nl>



Debian/GNU Linux                   June 2005                            ant(1)