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Subject cvs commit: jakarta-ant/docs/manual tasksoverview.html
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2002 01:20:24 GMT
holtdl      02/02/19 17:20:24

  Added:       docs/manual tasksoverview.html
  Log:
  So of course, I forget the big one (doh!).
  
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  Index: tasksoverview.html
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  <html>
  <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
    <title>Overview of Ant Tasks</title>
    <base target="mainFrame">
  </head>
  
  <body>
  <a name="top"></a>
  <h2>Overview of Ant Tasks</h2>
  <p>Given the large number of tasks available with Ant, it may be
  difficult to get an overall view of what each task can do.  The following
  tables provide a short description of each task and a link to the complete
  documentation.</p>
  
  <a href="#archive">Archive Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#audit">Audit/Coverage Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#compile">Compile Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#doc">Documentation Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#ejb">EJB Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#exec">Execution Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#file">File Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#log">Logging Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#mail">Mail Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#misc">Miscellaneous Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#net">.NET Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#preproc">Pre-process Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#prop">Property Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#remote">Remote Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#scm">SCM Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#testing">Testing Tasks</a><br>
  <a href="#vaj">Visual Age for Java Tasks</a><br>
  
  
  <p></p>
  <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
  <th align="left">
  <font size="+0" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <a name="archive">Archive Tasks</a></th>
  </font>
  <font size="-1" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <th align="right"><a href="#top">[Back to top]</a></th>
  </font>
  </table>
  <table width="100%" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
    <tr valign="top">
      <th nowrap>Task Name</th>
      <th nowrap>Description</th>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/unpack.html">BUnzip2</a></td>
      <td><p>Expands a file packed using GZip or BZip2.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/pack.html">BZip2</a></td>
      <td><p>Packs a file using the GZip or BZip2 algorithm. This task
       does not do any dependency checking; the output file is always
       generated</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/cab.html">Cab</a></td>
      <td><p>Creates Microsoft CAB archive files. It is invoked
       similar to the <a href="CoreTasks/jar.html">Jar</a> or
       <a href="CoreTasks/zip.html">Zip</a> tasks. This task will work on
       Windows using the external <i>cabarc</i> tool (provided by Microsoft),
       which must be located in your executable path.</p></td>
     </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/ear.html">Ear</a></td>
      <td><p>An extension of the <a href="CoreTasks/jar.html">Jar</a>
task with
       special treatment for files that should end up in an
       Enterprise Application archive.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/gunzip.html">GUnzip</a></td>
      <td><p>Expands a GZip file.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/gzip.html">GZip</a></td>
      <td><p>GZips a set of files.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/jar.html">Jar</a></td>
      <td><p>Jars a set of files.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/jlink.html">Jlink</a></td>
      <td><p>This task can be used to build jar and zip files,
       similar to the <a href="CoreTasks/jar.html">Jar</a> task.
       However, Jlink provides options for controlling the way entries from
       input files are added to the output file. Specifically, capabilities
       for merging entries from multiple zip or jar files are available.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/manifest.html">Manifest</a></td>
      <td><p>Creates a manifest file.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/rpm.html">Rpm</a></td>
      <td><p>Invokes the <i>rpm</i> executable to build a Linux installation
       file. This task currently only works on Linux or other Unix platforms
       with RPM support.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/signjar.html">SignJar</a></td>
      <td><p>Signs a jar or zip file with the <i>javasign</i>
       command-line tool.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/tar.html">Tar</a></td>
      <td><p>Creates a tar archive.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/unzip.html">Unjar</a></td>
      <td><p>Unzips a jarfile.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/untar.html">Untar</a></td>
      <td><p>Untars a tarfile.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/unzip.html">Unwar</a></td>
      <td><p>Unzips a warfile.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/unzip.html">Unzip</a></td>
      <td><p>Unzips a zipfile.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/war.html">War</a></td>
      <td><p>An extension of the <a href="CoreTasks/jar.html">Jar</a>
task
       with special treatment for files that should end up in the
       <code>WEB-INF/lib</code>, <code>WEB-INF/classes</code>, or
       <code>WEB-INF</code> directories of the Web Application Archive.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/zip.html">Zip</a></td>
      <td><p>Creates a zipfile.</p></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
  
  <p></p>
  <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
  <th align="left">
  <font size="+0" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <a name="audit">Audit/Coverage Tasks</a></th>
  </font>
  <font size="-1" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <th align="right"><a href="#top">[Back to top]</a></th>
  </font>
  </table>
  <table width="100%" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
    <tr valign="top">
      <th nowrap>Task Name</th>
      <th>Description</th>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/jdepend.html">JDepend</a></td>
      <td><p>Invokes the <a href="http://www.clarkware.com/software/JDepend.html">
       JDepend</a> parser. This parser &quot;traverses a set of Java source-file
       directories and generates design-quality metrics for each Java
       package&quot;.</p></td>
     </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/jpcoverage.html">JProbe</a></td>
      <td><p>These tasks run the tools from the
       <a href="http://www.sitraka.com">JProbe</a> suite. This task was written
        using JProbe Suite Server Side 3.0.</p></td>
      </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/mmetrics.html">MMetrics</a></td>
      <td><p>Computes the metrics of a set of Java source files, using the
       <a href="http://www.webgain.com/products/quality_analyzer/">
       Metamata Metrics/WebGain Quality Analyzer</a> source-code analyzer,
       and writes the results to an XML file.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/maudit.html">Maudit</a></td>
      <td><p>Performs static analysis on a set of Java source-code and
       byte-code files, using the
       <a href="http://www.webgain.com/products/quality_analyzer/">
       Metamata Metrics/WebGain Quality Analyzer</a> source-code
       analyzer.</p></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
  
  <p></p>
  <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
  <th align="left">
  <font size="+0" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <a name="compile">Compile Tasks</a></th>
  </font>
  <font size="-1" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <th align="right"><a href="#top">[Back to top]</a></th>
  </font>
  </table>
  <table width="100%" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
    <tr valign="top">
      <th nowrap>Task Name</th>
      <th>Description</th>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/depend.html">Depend</a></td>
      <td><p>Determines which classfiles are out-of-date with respect to their
       source, removing the classfiles of any other classes that depend on the
       out-of-date classes, forcing the re-compile of the removed classfiles.
       Typically used in conjunction with the
       <a href="CoreTasks/javac.html">Javac</a> task.</p></td>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/javac.html">Javac</a></td>
      <td><p>Compiles the specified source file(s) within the running
       (Ant) VM, or in another VM if the <code>fork</code> attribute is
       specified.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/jspc.html">JspC</a></td>
      <td><p>Runs the JSP compiler. It can be used to precompile JSP pages
       for fast initial invocation of JSP pages, deployment on a server without
       the full JDK installed, or simply to syntax-check the pages without
       deploying them. The <a href="CoreTasks/javac.html">Javac</a> task
       can be used to compile the generated Java source.
       (For Weblogic JSP compiles,
       see the <a href="OptionalTasks/wljspc.html">Wljspc</a> task.)</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/netrexxc.html">NetRexxC</a></td>
      <td><p>Compiles a
       <a href="http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/netrexx" target="_top">NetRexx</a>
       source tree within the running (Ant) VM.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/rmic.html">Rmic</a></td>
      <td><p>Runs the <i>rmic</i> compiler on the specified file(s).</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/wljspc.html">Wljspc</a></td>
      <td><p>Compiles JSP pages using Weblogic's JSP compiler,
       <i>weblogic.jspc</i>. (For non-Weblogic JSP compiles, see the
       <a href="OptionalTasks/jspc.html">JspC</a> task.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
  </table>
  
  <p></p>
  <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
  <th align="left">
  <font size="+0" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <a name="ejb">EJB Tasks</a></th>
  </font>
  <font size="-1" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <th align="right"><a href="#top">[Back to top]</a></th>
  </font>
  </table>
  <table width="100%" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
    <tr valign="top">
      <th nowrap>Task Name</th>
      <th>Description</th>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/ejb.html">EJB Tasks</a></td>
      <td><p>(See the documentation describing the EJB tasks.)</p></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
  
  <p></p>
  <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
  <th align="left">
  <font size="+0" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <a name="doc">Documentation Tasks</a></th>
  </font>
  <font size="-1" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <th align="right"><a href="#top">[Back to top]</a></th>
  </font>
  </table>
  <table width="100%" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
    <tr valign="top">
      <th nowrap>Task Name</th>
      <th>Description</th>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/javadoc.html">Javadoc/<i>Javadoc2</i></a></td>
      <td><p>Generates code documentation using the <i>javadoc</i>
tool.
       The Javadoc2 task is deprecated; use the Javadoc task instead.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/stylebook.html">Stylebook</a></td>
      <td><p>Executes the Apache Stylebook documentation generator. 
       Unlike the command-line version of this tool, all three arguments
       are required to run the Stylebook task.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
  </table>
    
  <p></p>
  <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
  <th align="left">
  <font size="+0" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <a name="exec">Execution Tasks</a></th>
  </font>
  <font size="-1" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <th align="right"><a href="#top">[Back to top]</a></th>
  </font>
  </table>
  <table width="100%" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
    <tr valign="top">
      <th nowrap>Task Name</th>
      <th>Description</th>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/ant.html">Ant</a></td>
      <td><p>Runs Ant on a supplied buildfile, optionally
       passing properties (with possibly new values).
       This task can be used to build sub-projects.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/antcall.html">AntCall</a></td>
      <td><p>Runs another target within the same buildfile, optionally
       passing properties (with possibly new values).</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/apply.html">Apply/<i>ExecOn</i></a></td>
      <td><p>Executes a system command. When the <code>os</code> attribute
is
       specified, the command is only executed when Ant is run on one
       of the specified operating systems.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/dependset.html">Dependset</a></td>
      <td><p>This task compares a set of source files with a set of target
       files.  If any of the source files is newer than any of
       the target files, all the target files are removed. </p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/exec.html">Exec</a></td>
      <td><p>Executes a system command. When the <code>os</code> attribute
       is specified, the command is only executed when Ant is run on one of
       the specified operating systems.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/java.html">Java</a></td>
      <td><p>Executes a Java class within the running (Ant) VM, or in
       another VM if the <code>fork</code> attribute is specified.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/parallel.html">Parallel</a></td>
      <td><p>A container task that can contain other Ant tasks.
       Each nested task specified within the <code>&lt;parallel&gt;</code>
       tag will be executed in its own thread.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/sequential.html">Sequential</a></td>
      <td><p>A container task that can contain other Ant tasks.
       The nested tasks are simply executed in sequence. Its primary use is
       to support the sequential execution of a subset of tasks within
       the <code>&lt;parallel&gt;</code> tag.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/sleep.html">Sleep</a></td>
      <td><p> A task for suspending execution for a specified period of time.
       Useful when a build or deployment process requires an interval between
       tasks.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/waitfor.html">Waitfor</a></td>
      <td><p>Blocks execution until a set of specified conditions become true.
       This task is intended to be used with the
       <a href="CoreTasks/parallel.html">Parallel</a> task to synchronize
       a set of processes.</p></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
  
  <p></p>
  <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
  <th align="left">
  <font size="+0" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <a name="file">File Tasks</a></th>
  </font>
  <font size="-1" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <th align="right"><a href="#top">[Back to top]</a></th>
  </font>
  </table>
  <table width="100%" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
    <tr valign="top">
      <th nowrap>Task Name</th>
      <th>Description</th>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/checksum.html">Checksum</a></td>
      <td><p>Generates a checksum for a file or set of files. This task can
       also be used to perform checksum verifications.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/chmod.html">Chmod</a></td>
      <td><p>Changes the permissions of a file or all files inside the
       specified directories. Currently, it has effect only under Unix.
       The permissions are also UNIX style, like the arguments for the
      <i>chmod</i> command.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/copy.html">Copy</a></td>
      <td><p>Copies a file or Fileset to a new file or directory.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/copydir.html"><i>Copydir</i></a></td>
      <td><p><i>Deprecated.</i>  Use the
       <a href="CoreTasks/copy.html">Copy</a> task instead.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/copyfile.html"><i>Copyfile</i></a></td>
      <td><p><i>Deprecated.</i>  Use the
       <a href="CoreTasks/copy.html">Copy</a> task instead.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/delete.html">Delete</a></td>
      <td><p>Deletes either a single file, all files and sub-directories
       in a specified directory, or a set of files specified by one or more
       <a href="CoreTypes/fileset.html">FileSet</a>s.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/deltree.html"><i>Deltree</i></a></td>
      <td><p><i>Deprecated.</i>  Use the
       <a href="CoreTasks/delete.html">Delete</a> task instead.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/filter.html">Filter</a></td>
      <td><p>Sets a token filter for this project, or reads multiple token
       filters from a specified file and sets these as filters. Token filters
       are used by all tasks that perform file-copying operations.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/fixcrlf.html">FixCRLF</a></td>
      <td><p>Modifies a file to add or remove tabs, carriage returns, linefeeds,
       and EOF characters.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/get.html">Get</a></td>
      <td><p>Gets a file from a URL.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/mkdir.html">Mkdir</a></td>
      <td><p>Creates a directory. Non-existent parent directories are created,
       when necessary.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/move.html">Move</a></td>
      <td><p>Moves a file to a new file or directory, or a set(s) of file(s) to
       a new directory.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/patch.html">Patch</a></td>
      <td><p>Applies a &quot;diff&quot; file to originals.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/rename.html"><i>Rename</i></a></td>
      <td><p><i>Deprecated.</i>  Use the <a href="CoreTasks/move.html">Move</a>
      task instead.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/renameextensions.html">
       <i>RenameExtensions</i></a></td>
      <td><p><i>Deprecated</i>. Use the <a href="CoreTasks/move.html">Move</a>
       task with a <a href="CoreTypes/mapper.html#glob-mapper">glob mapper</a>
       instead.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/replace.html">Replace</a></td>
      <td><p>Replace is a directory-based task for replacing the occurrence
       of a given string with another string in selected file.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/replaceregexp.html">
       ReplaceRegExp</a></td>
      <td><p>Directory-based task for replacing the occurrence of a given
       regular expression with a substitution pattern in a file or set of
       files.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/touch.html">Touch</a></td>
      <td><p>Changes the modification time of a file and possibly creates it at
       the same time.</p></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
  
  <p></p>
  <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
  <th align="left">
  <font size="+0" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <a name="log">Logging Tasks</a></th>
  </font>
  <font size="-1" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <th align="right"><a href="#top">[Back to top]</a></th>
  </font>
  </table>
  <table width="100%" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
    <tr valign="top">
      <th nowrap>Task Name</th>
      <th>Description</th>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/recorder.html">Record</a></td>
      <td><p>Runs a listener that records the logging output of the
       build-process events to a file. Several recorders can exist
       at the same time. Each recorder is associated with a file.</p></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
  
  <p></p>
  <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
  <th align="left">
  <font size="+0" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <a name="mail">Mail Tasks</a></th>
  </font>
  <font size="-1" face="arial,helvetica,sanserif">
  <th align="right"><a href="#top">[Back to top]</a></th>
  </font>
  </table>
  <table width="100%" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
    <tr valign="top">
      <th nowrap>Task Name</th>
      <th>Description</th>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/mail.html">Mail</a></td>
      <td><p>A task to send SMTP email.</p></td>
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/mimemail.html">MimeMail</a></td>
      <td><p><i>Deprecated</i>. Use the <a href="CoreTasks/mail.html">Mail</a>
       task instead.</p></td>
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      <th nowrap>Task Name</th>
      <th>Description</th>
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      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTypes/description.html">Description</a></td>
      <td><p>Allows for a description of the project to be specified that
       will be included in the output of the <code>ant -projecthelp</code>
       command.</p></td>
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    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/echo.html">Echo</a></td>
      <td><p>Echoes text to <code>System.out</code> or to a file.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/fail.html">Fail</a></td>
      <td><p>Exits the current build by throwing a BuildException,
       optionally printing additional information.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/genkey.html">GenKey</a></td>
      <td><p>Generates a key in keystore.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/input.html">Input</a></td>
      <td><p>Allows user interaction during the build process by displaying a
       message and reading a line of input from the console.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/pathconvert.html">PathConvert</a></td>
      <td><p>Converts a nested path, path reference, or fileset reference
       to the form usable on a specified platform and stores the result in
       a given property.</p></td>
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    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/script.html">Script</a></td>
      <td><p>Executes a script in a 
       <a href="http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/bsf/"
        target="_top">BSF</a>-supported language.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/sound.html">Sound</a></td>
      <td><p>Plays a sound file at the end of the build, according to whether
       the build failed or succeeded.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/sql.html">Sql</a></td>
      <td><p>Executes a series of SQL statements via JDBC to a database.
       Statements can either be read in from a text file using the
       <code>src</code> attribute, or from between the enclosing SQL
       tags.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/taskdef.html">Taskdef</a></td>
      <td><p>Adds a task definition to the current project, such that this
       new task can be used in the current project.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/tstamp.html">TStamp</a></td>
      <td><p>Sets the <code>DSTAMP</code>, <code>TSTAMP</code>,
and
       <code>TODAY</code> properties in the current project, based on
       the current date and time.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/typedef.html">Typedef</a></td>
      <td><p>Adds a data-type definition to the current project, such that this
       new type can be used in the current project.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/xmlvalidate.html">XmlValidate</a></td>
      <td><p>Checks that XML files are valid (or only well-formed). This task
       uses the Crimson SAX2 parser implementation by default, but any SAX1/2
       parser can be specified, if needed.</p></td>
    </tr>
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      <th>Description</th>
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/dotnet.html">.NET Tasks</a></td>
      <td><p>(See the documentation describing the .NET tasks.)</p></td>
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      <th nowrap>Task Name</th>
      <th>Description</th>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/antlr.html">ANTLR</a></td>
      <td><p>Invokes the <a HREF="http://www.antlr.org/" target="_top">ANTLR</a>
       Translator generator on a grammar file.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/antstructure.html">AntStructure</a></td>
      <td><p>Generates a DTD for Ant buildfiles that contains information
       about all tasks currently known to Ant.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/icontract.html">IContract</a></td>
      <td><p>Instruments Java classes using the
       <a href="http://www.reliable-systems.com/tools/">iContract</a> DBC
       preprocessor. This task can generate a properties file for
       <a href="http://home.sol.no/~hellesoy/icplus.html">iControl</a>,
       a graphical user interface that lets you turn on/off assertions.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/javacc.html">JavaCC</a></td>
      <td><p>Invokes the
       <a HREF="http://www.webgain.com/products/java_cc/" target="_top">
       JavaCC</a> compiler-compiler on a grammar file.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/javah.html">Javah</a></td>
      <td><p>Generates JNI headers from a Java class.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/jjtree.html">JJTree</a></td>
      <td><p>Invokes the <a href="http://www.webgain.com/products/java_cc/">
       JJTree</a> preprocessor for the JavaCC compiler-compiler. It inserts
       parse-tree building actions at various places in the JavaCC source that
       it generates. The output of JJTree is run through JavaCC to create the
       parser. This task only invokes JJTree if the grammar file is newer than
       the generated JavaCC file.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/mparse.html">MParse</a></td>
      <td><p>Invokes the Metamata <a HREF="http://www.metamata.com/parse.html">
       MParse</a> compiler-compiler on a grammar file.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/native2ascii.html">
       Native2Ascii</a></td>
      <td><p>Converts files from native encodings to ASCII with escaped Unicode.
        A common usage is to convert source files maintained in a native
        operating system encoding to ASCII, prior to compilation.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/translate.html">Translate</a></td>
      <td><p>Identifies keys in files, delimited by special tokens, and
       translates them with values read from resource bundles.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/style.html">Style</a></td>
      <td><p>Processes a set of documents via XSLT.</p></td>
    </tr>
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      <th>Description</th>
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      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/available.html">Available</a></td>
      <td><p>Sets a property if a specified file, directory, class in the
       classpath, or JVM system resource is available at runtime.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/condition.html">Condition</a></td>
      <td><p>Sets a property if a certain condition holds true - this is a
       generalization of <a href="CoreTasks/available.html">Available</a> and
       <a href="CoreTasks/uptodate.html">Uptodate</a>.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/loadfile.html">LoadFile</a></td>
      <td><p>Loads a file into a property</p></td>
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      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/property.html">Property</a></td>
      <td><p>Sets a property (by name and value), or set of properties
       (from a file or resource) in the project.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/propertyfile.html">
       PropertyFile</a></td>
      <td><p>Creates or modifies property files. Useful when wanting to make
       unattended modifications to configuration files for application
       servers and applications. Typically used for things such as
       automatically generating a build number and saving it to a build
       properties file, or doing date manipulation.<p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/uptodate.html">Uptodate</a></td>
      <td><p>Sets a property if a given target file is newer than a set of
       source files.</p></td>
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      <th>Description</th>
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/ftp.html">FTP</a></td>
      <td><p>Implements a basic FTP client that can send, receive,
       list, and delete files, and create directories.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/telnet.html">Telnet</a></td>
      <td><p>Task to automate a remote <i>telnet</i> session. This
task uses 
       nested <code>&lt;read&gt;</code> and <code>&lt;write&gt;</code>
tags
       to indicate strings to wait for and specify text to send.</p></td>
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      <th>Description</th>
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      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/cvs.html">Cvs</a></td>
      <td><p>Handles packages/modules retrieved from a
       <a href="http://www.cvshome.org/" target="_top">CVS</a>
       repository.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="CoreTasks/cvspass.html">CVSPass</a></td>
      <td><p>Adds entries to a .cvspass file. Adding entries to this file
       has the same affect as a <i>cvs login</i> command.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/clearcase.html">ClearCase</a></td>
      <td><p>Tasks to perform the ClearCase <i>cccheckin</i>, <i>cccheckout</i>,
       <i>ccuncheckout</i>, and <i>ccupdate</i> commands.</p></td>
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/ccm.html">Continuus/Synergy</a></td>
      <td><p>Tasks to perform the Continuus <i>ccmcheckin</i>,
       <i>ccmcheckout</i>, <i>ccmcheckintask</i>, <i>ccmreconfigure</i>,
and
       <i>ccmcreateTask</i> commands.</p></td>
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/vss.html">
       Microsoft Visual SourceSafe</a></td>
      <td><p>Tasks to perform the Visual SourceSafe <i>vssget</i>,
       <i>vsslabel</i>, <i>vsshistory</i>, <i>vsscheckin</i>,
and
       <i>vsscheckout</i> commands.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/perforce.html">Perforce</a></td>
      <td><p>Tasks to perform the Perforce <i>p4sync</i>, <i>p4change</i>,
       <i>p4edit</i>, <i>p4submit</i>, <i>p4have</i>,
<i>p4label</i>,
       <i>p4counter</i>, <i>p4reopen</i>, <i>p4revert</i>,
and <i>p4add</i>
       commands.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/pvcstask.html">Pvcs</a></td>
      <td><p>Allows the user extract the latest edition of the source code
       from a PVCS repository.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/sos.html">SourceOffSite</a></td>
      <td><p>Tasks to perform the SourceOffSite <i>sosget</i>, <i>soslabel</i>,
       <i>soscheckin</i>, and <i>soscheckout</i> commands.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/starteam.html">StarTeam</a></td>
      <td><p>Tasks to perform the StarTeam <i>stcheckout</i>, <i>stcheckin</i>,
       <i>stlabel</i>, and <i>stlist</i> commands. The
       <a href="OptionalTasks/starteam.html#starteam">Starteam</a> task
       is deprecated; use 
       <a href="OptionalTasks/starteam.html#stcheckout">STCheckout</a>
       instead.</p></td>
    </tr>
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      <th>Description</th>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/junit.html">Junit</a></td>
      <td><p>Runs tests from the <a href="http://www.junit.org">Junit</a>
       testing framework. This task has been tested with JUnit 3.0 up to
       JUnit 3.7; it won't work with versions prior to JUnit 3.0.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
    <tr valign="top">
      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/junitreport.html">JunitReport</a></td>
      <td><p>Merges the individual XML files generated by the
       <a href="OptionalTasks/junit.html">Junit</a> task and applies a
       stylesheet on the resulting merged document to provide a browsable
       report of the testcases results.</p></td>
    </tr>
  
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      <td nowrap><a href="OptionalTasks/test.html">Test</a></td>
      <td><p>Executes a unit test in the <code>org.apache.testlet</code>
       framework.</p></td>
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      <th>Description</th>
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      <td nowrap><a href="Integration/VAJAntTool.html">
       Visual Age for Java Tasks</a></td>
      <td><p>(See the documentation describing the Visual Age for Java
       tasks.)</p></td>
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