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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: problem in enabling wildcard
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2005 12:17:34 GMT
Rajnish Singh wrote:
> Hi Jan, 
> When we specify '*' in target means that all the target in the specified build files
will be executed like when we say 
> < ant antfile="build1.xml" target="*" /> means all the targets in the build1.xml
will be executed.

No that's silly. Ant doesn't do that. The only build tool that executed 
every target in a build file/makefile was Microsoft NANT.exe 4.0 and 
before, and that sucked.

If you want to build everything, have a target called "all", or even "*" 
(yes, that is a legal target name), and invoke it.


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