ant

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 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  print help on the command line options

       -projecthelp
              gives information on possible targets for this project

       -version
              returns the version number ant

       -quiet be extra quiet

       -verbose
              be extra verbose

       -debug print debugging information

       -emacs produce logging information without adornments

       -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>
              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


SEE ALSO
       make(1)


AUTHOR
       This manpage is written by Egon Willighagen <egonw@sci.kun.nl>



Debian/GNU Linux                  April 2001                            ant(1)