Apache Ant Quick-Start on Mac 10.10 Yosemite OS X Step-by-Step Easy Guide

October 21st, 2014 by Duchateaux

Getting-Started with Apache Ant on Mac Yosemite 10.10 OS X

The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Apache Ant for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Ant is a build tool, a small program designed to help software teams develop big programs by automating all the drudge-work tasks of compiling code, running tests, and packaging the results for redistribution.

Ant is written in Java and is designed to be cross-platform, easy to use, extensible, and scalable.

Included in the Tutorial a Link to Getting Installed the Recommended Oracle Java JDK 7 for Mac Yosemite 10.10.

Quick-Start Apache Ant on Mac Yosemite 10.10 OS X - Featured
  1. Download Latest Apache Ant Binaries:

    Latest Apache Ant tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on Ant Archive to Extract

  3. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Apache Ant Quick-Start on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite - Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Apache Ant:

    sudo su
    mv /Users/dave/Downloads/apache-ant* /opt/
  5. Setting Up the User PATH:

    nano $HOME/.profile


    export PATH=$PATH:/opt/apache-ant-[X.Y.Z]/bin
    export ANT_HOME=/opt/apache-ant-[X.Y.Z]
    export JAVA_HOME=[/path/2/jdk7]

    The JAVA_HOME Should Point to the Oracle Java JDK 7 Installation.

    How-to Install Recommended Oracle JDK 7+ on Mac OS X:

    Install Oracle JDK for Mac

    Then Load the New SetUp:

    source $HOME/.profile
  6. Testing Ant Installation:

    ant -version
  7. Apache Ant Building Java Quick-Start:

    Ant Quick-Start Guide
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