26 February 2018 / by André Maré
This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Ant on macOS using Homebrew.
What is Ant?
“Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool whose mission is to drive processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent upon each other. The main known usage of Ant is the build of Java applications. Ant supplies a number of built-in tasks allowing to compile, assemble, test and run Java applications.” ~ Apache Ant
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install ant on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install ant
This sections provide a quick set of commands on how to install Ant on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
Tips & Cheatsheet
The Brew Cheatsheet commands can be downloaded from the link below. The PDF document contains a list of the brew commands that are frequently used. This cheatsheet document is not intended as a complete documented list of all commands and for that you should rather visit the official brew documentation page.
One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty, until you try. ~ Sophocles