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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: "ant -n", How to display tasks and args WITHOUT executing them
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2003 12:16:41 GMT
On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Olivier Vierlinck <>

> 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, ?


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 ...


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