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From "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: Using "-projecthelp" in a target
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2002 00:14:35 GMT
You'd have to use <exec> or <java> to accomplish it.  It would be a
semi-ugly hack.

You'd have to dig into the API some to see if the info is available to a
task, and if so a task could be written that did the same thing
as -projecthelp.

    Erik


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Leo" <mleo@cariboulake.com>
To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 7:11 PM
Subject: Using "-projecthelp" in a target


> Gang,
>
> I searched the archive, but no joy.
>
> For years I have had a practice of making my default
> target (in both Ant and make) be a "help file".
>
> So when someone comes to a directory and sees a build.xml
> file or a Makefile, they type "ant" or "make" and get a
> "help listing" like this:
>
>      Build file for project CoolNess
>
>      Available targets are:
>
>         help    - what you are reading now
>
>         build   - compile and link the CoolNess source
>
>         test    - run the CoolNess regression tests
>
>         release - release this version of CoolNess
>
>         clean   - remove non-source files from the CoolNess tree
>
> It occurred to me that
>
>    ant -projecthelp
>
> does essentially this.  So I wanted to make the default target
> in my build.xml file execute "ant -projecthelp", but I cannot
> seem to figure out how to do it.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael Leo            mleo@cariboulake.com        Java, Oracle
> Caribou Lake Software  http://www.cariboulake.com  Ingres, JDBC
>
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>
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