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From "Bob Hays, Computer Geek" <>
Subject RE: Really puzzled
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2002 10:37:51 GMT
I just looked in my 1.4.1 installation and there is indeed a script called
"ant" in the bin directory.  However, you do need to put that directory onto
your PATH just like in Windows, just with a minor change of path separator
character (on UNIXen, use colon, not semicolon).

So, assuming you're using bash as your shell (most Linuxen seem to ship that
way today), you should do:

export PATH=${PATH}:{installation base directory}/bin
cd {directory with build.xml file}

where {installation base directory} is where you installed ant and
{directory with build.xml file} is probably self-explanitory:-).

If that doesn't work, please drop back which version of ant you're using and
a "deep" directory listing of your installation (you can do

ls -r

I believe, to get a recursive listing - use

man ls

to get help with the directory command for linux).

Hope that helps.  Have fun! - Bob
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pat []
> Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 5:13 AM
> To:
> Subject: Really puzzled
> Hi
> I have successfully installed Ant on my Windows machine and used
> it to rebuild
> some code I have modified (the Grinder), worked great  :)
> Also have now installed Ant on my new Linux (RedHat) machine,
> however I am a
> Linux newbie and am completely stumped as to how to use it   :(
> The documentation quite clearly states that after the
> installation it is as
> simple as typing   ant   (in a directory that contains a build.xml)
> but there is no unix shell script by the name of   ant
> there is ant.bat and that works fine on the Windows machine, and
> there are
> perl and python scripts ( and but as I noted the
> documentation is quite explicit,  "type  ant",  and there is no
> differentiation based on OS (that I can find), I have even downloaded an
> earlier version of ant just in case the shell script had been lost in my
> first attempt.
> I am sure there is a very simple answer, but I have read the
> documentation
> forward, back and sideways.  My apologies for asking basic linux/unix
> questions on this list, but this has me really puzzled as to what
> I am not
> understanding.
> Many thanks,
> Pat.
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