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This chapter continues from where Creating the workspace definition left us.

Using ant cli instead of bash

In addition to the shell user interface there is also an ant interface. It is handy not only for Windows users, but also for calling iwant from java applications like Eclipse.

~/iwant-tutorial $ cd as-iwant-tutorial-developer/with/ant/iw

Here we filter out the time to keep this tutorial reproducible.

~/iwant-tutorial/as-iwant-tutorial-developer/with/ant/iw $ ant | grep -v '^Total time:'
Buildfile: /home/hacker/iwant-tutorial/as-iwant-tutorial-developer/with/ant/iw/build.xml

entry-classes:
[mkdir] Created dir: /home/hacker/iwant-tutorial/as-iwant-tutorial-developer/.i-cached/entry-classes
[javac] Compiling 1 source file to /home/hacker/iwant-tutorial/as-iwant-tutorial-developer/.i-cached/entry-classes

empty-wish:
[echo] Try again with -Dwish=list-of/targets

nonempty-wish:

wish:

BUILD SUCCESSFUL
~/iwant-tutorial/as-iwant-tutorial-developer/with/ant/iw $ ant -Dwish=list-of/targets | grep -v '^Total time:'
Buildfile: /home/hacker/iwant-tutorial/as-iwant-tutorial-developer/with/ant/iw/build.xml

entry-classes:

empty-wish:

nonempty-wish:
[java] hello

wish:

BUILD SUCCESSFUL
~/iwant-tutorial/as-iwant-tutorial-developer/with/ant/iw $ ant -Dwish=target/hello/as-path | grep -v '^Total time:'
Buildfile: /home/hacker/iwant-tutorial/as-iwant-tutorial-developer/with/ant/iw/build.xml

entry-classes:

empty-wish:

nonempty-wish:
[java] (0/1 D! net.sf.iwant.api.core.HelloTarget hello)
[java] /home/hacker/iwant-tutorial/as-iwant-tutorial-developer/.i-cached/target/hello

wish:

BUILD SUCCESSFUL
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