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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Ant Jumpstart

    1. Files and Directories

    2. The Ant Buildfile

    3. Running Ant

    4. Ant Command-Line Reference

    5. Buildfile Outline

    6. Learning More

  2. Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration

    1. The Distribution

    2. Installation

    3. Configuration

  3. Chapter 3 The Buildfile

    1. Why XML?

    2. Ant Building Blocks

    3. An Example Project and Buildfile

    4. The Buildfile Execution Process

    5. AINASL: Ant Is Not a Scripting Language

    6. Buildfile Authoring Issues

  4. Chapter 4 Ant DataTypes

    1. DataTypes Defined

    2. XML Attribute Conventions

    3. Argument DataType

    4. Environment DataType

    5. FileList DataType

    6. FileSet DataType

    7. PatternSet DataType

    8. FilterSet DataType

    9. Path DataType

    10. Mapper DataType

  5. Chapter 5 User-Written Tasks

    1. The Need for Custom Tasks

    2. Ant’s Task Model

    3. The Task Life Cycle

    4. An Example Through Analysis: The jar Task

    5. Miscellaneous Task Topics

  6. Chapter 6 User-Written Listeners

    1. The BuildEvent Class

    2. The BuildListener Interface

    3. An Example: XmlLogger

    4. The Parallel Problem

  7. Chapter 7 Core Tasks

    1. Task Summary

    2. Common Types and Attributes

    3. Project and Target

    4. Core Task Reference

    5. ant

    6. antcall

    7. antstructure

    8. apply

    9. available

    10. chmod

    11. condition

    12. copy

    13. copydir

    14. copyfile

    15. cvs

    16. cvspass

    17. delete

    18. deltree

    19. dependset

    20. ear

    21. echo

    22. exec

    23. execon

    24. fail

    25. filter

    26. fixcrlf

    27. genkey

    28. get

    29. gunzip

    30. gzip

    31. jar

    32. java

    33. javac

    34. javadoc

    35. mail

    36. mkdir

    37. move

    38. parallel

    39. patch

    40. pathconvert

    41. property

    42. record

    43. rename

    44. replace

    45. rmic

    46. sequential

    47. signjar

    48. sleep

    49. sql

    50. style

    51. tar

    52. taskdef

    53. touch

    54. tstamp

    55. typedef

    56. unjar

    57. untar

    58. unwar

    59. unzip (also unjar and unwar)

    60. uptodate

    61. war

    62. zip

  8. Chapter 8 Optional Tasks

    1. Task Summary

    2. Optional Task Reference

    3. antlr

    4. blgenclient

    5. cab

    6. cccheckin

    7. cccheckout

    8. ccmcheckin

    9. ccmcheckintask

    10. ccmcheckout

    11. ccmcreatetask

    12. ccmreconfigure

    13. ccuncheckout

    14. ccupdate

    15. csc

    16. ddcreator

    17. depend

    18. ejbc

    19. ejbjar

    20. ftp

    21. icontract

    22. ilasm

    23. iplanet-ejbc

    24. javacc

    25. javah

    26. jdepend

    27. jjtree

    28. jlink

    29. jpcoverage

    30. jpcovmerge

    31. jpcovreport

    32. junit

    33. junitreport

    34. maudit

    35. mimemail

    36. mmetrics

    37. mparse

    38. native2ascii

    39. netrexxc

    40. p4change

    41. p4counter

    42. p4edit

    43. p4have

    44. p4label

    45. p4reopen

    46. p4revert

    47. p4submit

    48. p4sync

    49. propertyfile

    50. pvcs

    51. renameext

    52. rpm

    53. script

    54. sound

    55. starteam

    56. stylebook

    57. telnet

    58. test

    59. vsscheckin

    60. vsscheckout

    61. vssget

    62. vsshistory

    63. vsslabel

    64. wljspc

    65. wlrun

    66. wlstop

    67. xmlvalidate

  1. Appendix The Future of Ant

    1. Ant2

    2. Ant1 RIP 2002?

  2. Appendix Ant Solutions

    1. Testing Library Availability

    2. Cleaning Up Does More Than Keep Things Neat

    3. Using Ant to Consolidate Libraries

    4. Documenting the Buildfile’s Targets

    5. Setting Properties Outside of the Buildfile

    6. Using pathconvert

    7. Usage Statements

    8. Forking Processes

    9. Using Cascading Projects and Buildfiles

  3. Colophon