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       ant - a Java based make tool.


       ant [OPTIONS] [TARGET [TARGET2 [TARGET3] ...]]


       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

              print the version information

              print information that might be helpful to diagnose or report problems

       -quiet, -q
              be extra quiet

       -silent, -S
              print nothing but task outputs and build failures

       -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

              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

              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

              Run ant without using the jar files from ${user.home}/.ant/lib

              Run ant without using CLASSPATH

              Java 5 or later : use the OS proxy settings

       -main <class>
              Override Ant's normal entry point


       make(1) mvn(1)


       This manpage is written by Egon Willighagen <>