Friday, October 22, 2010

Installing ANT on Windows

1. Download ANT

2. Unzip the zip file and put it in your comfortable folder (say D:/ant/)

3. Set ANT_HOME environment variable to the Ant location

(MyComputer Rt.Click >> Properties >> Advanced >> Environment Variables >> User Variables for Administrator >> Set New Variable Name as "ANT_HOME" and set New Variable Value as D:/ant)

4. Now set Path variable to point to your ANT bin directory

(User Variables for Administrator >> Click on Path variable >> Append the ANT bin directory location , say%ANT_HOME%\bin)

5. Open a command prompt and type "ant" , you should see it working now . In case of any failure try the below command and see the value for ANT_HOME

c:\echo %ANT_HOME% // This should print your current ANT directory

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