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Ant: Java Build and Scripting Tool

Java Ant for System Independent Scripting Ant is a powerful build and scripting tool. Tool’s Home Page | Shell Scripts While DOS and Unix shell scripting can automate developer task, in the Java world Ant is the better way. Both DOS and Unix shell scripts are system dependent solutions. A single developer one day decided to sit down and write Ant and it was an immediate success. Ant is a system independent solution. Ant uses XML files called build files or build.xml to describe the task to be performed by Ant. Below I list some common task that ant can perform for you. To run the script you simply go to the folder with the build.xml file and run the command ‘ant’. Ant will then report if it was a successful build or not. <project name="MyProject" default="dis...