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From "Helliwell, Matthew" <>
Subject RE: Observations from an ANT newbie
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2001 16:13:18 GMT
What command are you typing in?
Typing 'ant' works fine for me with this build file.
You're not typing in 'ant build' by any chance are you?

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Warman []
Sent: 20 June 2001 15:56
To: ''
Subject: RE: Observations from an ANT newbie

I create a test folder and put the following file in it. I also created
build, src, init, dist,compile and clean folders under test.  I didn't see
any source files, so I added some to src and build. I received this message
from the build:

Target 'build' does not exist in this project. 

This is the build.xml file I used. 
<project name="MyProject" default="dist" basedir="."> 

  <!-- set global properties for this build --> 
  <property name="src" value="."/> 
  <property name="build" value="build"/> 
  <property name="dist"  value="dist"/> 

  <target name="init"> 
    <!-- Create the time stamp --> 
    <!-- Create the build directory structure used by compile --> 
    <mkdir dir="${build}"/> 

  <target name="compile" depends="init"> 
    <!-- Compile the java code from ${src} into ${build} --> 
    <javac srcdir="${src}" destdir="${build}"/> 

  <target name="dist" depends="compile"> 
    <!-- Create the distribution directory --> 
    <mkdir dir="${dist}/lib"/> 

    <!-- Put everything in ${build} into the MyProject-${DSTAMP}.jar file
    <jar jarfile="${dist}/lib/MyProject-${DSTAMP}.jar" basedir="${build}"/> 

  <target name="clean"> 
    <!-- Delete the ${build} and ${dist} directory trees --> 
    <delete dir="${build}"/> 
    <delete dir="${dist}"/> 

-----Original Message----- 
From: Diane Holt [ <> ] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 9:38 AM 
Subject: RE: Observations from an ANT newbie 

--- Matt Warman <> wrote: 
> If you cut and paste using the example, it won't run. 

Are you referring to the full example at the end of "Using Ant"?  If you 
are, I just tried it, and it works for me. Where doesn't it work for you? 



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