ant(1)							      General Commands Manual							    ant(1)

ant - a Java based make tool. SYNOPSIS
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 targets. -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 logging -listener <classname> add an instance of the given class as a project listener -noinput do not allow interactive input -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 -keep-going, -k execute all targets that do not depend on failed target(s) -propertyfile <name> load all properties from file with -D properties taking precedence -inputhandler <class> the class which will handle input requests -find, -s <file> search for buildfile towards the root of the filesystem and use it -nice <number> A niceness value for the main thread: 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest); 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
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This manpage is written by Egon Willighagen <> Debian GNU/Linux Feb 2010 ant(1)

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