apt(1)                      General Commands Manual                     apt(1)

       apt - annotation processing tool

       apt [-classpath classpath] [-sourcepath sourcepath] [-d directory] [-s
       directory] [-factorypath path] [-factory class] [-print] [-nocompile]
       [-Akey[=val] ...] [javac option] sourcefiles [@files]

       Options may be in any order. For a discussion of parameters which apply
       to a specific option, see OPTIONS below.

          Zero or more source files to be processed.

          One or more files that list source files or other options

       The tool apt, annotation processing tool, includes a set of new
       reflective APIs and supporting infrastructure to process program
       annotations. The apt reflective APIs provide a build-time,
       source-based, read-only view of program structure. These reflective
       APIs are designed to cleanly model the Java(TM) programming language's
       type system after the addition of generics. First, apt runs annotation
       processors that can produce new source code and other files. Next, apt
       can cause compilation of both original and generated source files,
       easing development. The reflective APIs and other APIs used to interact
       with the tool are subpackages of com.sun.mirror.

       A fuller discussion of how the tool operates as well as instructions
       for developing with apt are in Getting Started with apt. @

          The functionality of apt has been subsumed by the
          annotation-processing infrastructure that is now part of the javac
          tool [ Solaris and Linux @
          [Windows] and standardized for use by all Java compilers. This new
          infrastructure relies on the language model and
          annotation-processing APIs that are now part of the Java Platform.
          It is recommended that new annotation processor development be based
          on the new APIs and the javac tool.

   apt specific options
       -s dir
          Specify the directory root under which processor-generated source
          files will be placed; files are placed in subdirectories based on
          package namespace.

          Do not compile source files to class files.

          Print out textual representation of specified types; perform no
          annotation processing or compilation.

          Options to pass to annotation processors -- these are not
          interpreted by apt directly, but are made available for use by
          individual processors

       -factorypath path
          Specify where to find annotation processor factories; if this option
          is used, the classpath is not searched for factories.

       -factory classname
          Name of annotation processor factory to use; bypasses default
          discovery process

   Options shared with javac
       -d dir
          Specify where to place processor and javac generated class files

       -cp path or -classpath
          path Specify where to find user class files and annotation processor
          factories. If -factorypath is given, the classpath is not searched
          for factories.

       Consult the javac(1) man page for information on javac options.

       The functionality of apt has been subsumed by the standard
       annotation-processing infrastructure now offered by javac. Support for
       apt and its associated APIs may be discontinued in some future JDK

          * javac: [ Solaris and Linux @

          * java: [ Solaris @
            [ Linux @

                                  05 Aug 2006                           apt(1)