Installing Ant Build tool

October 21, 2011 | Installs

ANT build tool

Easy steps to install Ant build tool on Windows system:

  1. Skip this Step 1 if you already installed JDK
    Install JDK by following the steps shown in the article: Installing Java on Windows or Installing Java on Linux

  2. Download ANT for Windows (ZIP file) from here: http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi

  3. Unzip anywhere on your hard drive (Lets assume you downloaded apache-ant-1.8.2 and unzipped into C:\ant folder)

  4. Set the following two System variables by going to ‘My Computer-> properties -> Advanced -> Environment Variables

    1. variable name: ANT_HOME
      variable value: C:\ant (Change this path to where you unzipped ANT in step 3)

    2. variable name: Path (if already exists append the variable value by clicking on ‘Edit’ button)
      variable value: %ANT_HOME%\bin;

  5. Check whether ANT is installed properly or not.

    1. Go to command prompt, type: ant -version

    2. Hit enter

    3. Result should be something like: Apache Ant(TM) version 1.8.2 compiled on December 20 2010

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