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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	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  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)

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