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Created Jun 9, 2020
Changing Java Version for Ant Builds
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Want to change Java Version/JAVA_HOME for Ant builds?

  1. Open ~/.antrc file by running vim ~/.antrc
  2. Add JAVACMD=<NEW_JAVA_HOME>/bin/java and save

The Ant wrapper script for Unix will source (read and evaluate) the file ~/.antrc before it does anything. On Windows, the Ant wrapper batch-file invokes %HOME%\antrc_pre.bat at the start and %HOME%\antrc_post.bat at the end. You can use these files, for example, to set/unset environment variables that should only be visible during the execution of Ant.

The wrapper scripts use the following environment variables (if set):

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