Add the following to a file named
build.xml in your project directory:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project name="HelloWorld" default="main"> <target name="main" description="this is target main"> <echo message="Hello World" /> </target> </project>
From a command prompt on a computer running Windows, executing
ant main will display similar to the following:
$ ant main Buildfile: C:\Users\<me>\Projects\HelloWorld\build.xml main: [echo] Hello World BUILD SUCCESSFUL
Also, user can now run the command
default target name added to the project. When
ant command is run, it looks for project's
default target and execute it.
$ ant Buildfile: C:\Users\<me>\Projects\HelloWorld\build.xml main: [echo] Hello World BUILD SUCCESSFUL
If the build script is written by some one else and the end user like to see what target he can run, run the command which will show all the targets which has descriptions.
$ ant -p