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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: "ant -n", How to display tasks and args WITHOUT executing the m
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2003 12:22:59 GMT
And you can print the dependency graph.

http://nagoya.apache.org/wiki/apachewiki.cgi?AntOddities
"Writing a "Task" for getting the dependency list for a target"


Jan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hynes Fintan [mailto:Fintan.Hynes@traventec.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 1:14 PM
> To: 'Ant Users List'
> Subject: RE: "ant -n", How to display tasks and args WITHOUT executing
> the m
> 
> 
> 
> You could use the "default" target of your root build file as 
> a type of
> 'usage' target, detailing all possible targets in the currect 
> build file and
> their effects.  Thus forcing the user to understand and 
> choose a target.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@apache.org]
> Sent: 06 November 2003 12:17
> To: user@ant.apache.org
> Subject: Re: "ant -n", How to display tasks and args WITHOUT executing
> them
> 
> 
> On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Olivier Vierlinck <Olivier.Vierlinck@iba.be>
> wrote:
> 
> > This is probably a simple and common question
> 
> common, yes - simple, no.
> 
> > Is there in Ant something similar to the "make -n" option,
> > displaying what Ant WOULD execute for a given target and
> > configuration, without actually executing it, ?
> 
> No.
> 
> The reason is that Ant doesn't know what it would do without actually
> doing it.  <jar> can't tell you which files it would add to a jar
> without javing <javac> compile them first and so on ...
> 
> Stefan
> 
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