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ant(1)							      General Commands Manual							    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 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 and exit -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 -logfile <file>, -l <file> use given file for log -logger <classname> the class which is to perform logging -listener <classname> add an instance of class as a project listener -noinput do not allow interactive input -buildfile <file>, -file <file>, -f <file> use given buildfile -D<property>=<value> use value for 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 precedence -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 (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 proxy settings -main <class> override ant's normal entry point SEE ALSO
make(1) java(1) build.xml(5) Mac OS X June 22, 2009 ant(1)

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