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WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide by Steve Robinson

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The ws_ant tool

ws_ant is based on Apache Ant. Ant is an interpreted language which is designed to sequentially run shell-based commands which can extend to use Java classes. If you wish to learn more about Ant, you can read up about it on the Apache web site located at http://ant.apache.org/.

Ant XML-based configuration files contain sequential commands as groups of tasks. These XML files reference a tree of task groups called targets, in which various tasks are specified to run. Each task is run by an object that implements a particular task interface. WebSphere utilizes Ant and the ws_ant utility provides specific Ant tasks which are designed to make application deployment easier for application developers. It is not recommended that ws_ant ...

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