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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

       -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

       -quiet, -q
              be extra quiet

       -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 loggin

       -listener <classname>
              add an instance of the given class as a project listener

       -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

       -propertyfile <name>
              load   all  properties  from  file  with  -D  properties  taking

       -inputhandler <class>
              the class which will handle input requests

       -nice <number>
              A  niceness  value  for  the  main  thread:  1  (lowest)  to  10
              (highest); 5 is the default




       This manpage is written by Egon Willighagen <>