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How to install Ant on macOS using Homebrew

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.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install ant on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew install ant

Brew Commands

This section provides 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.

$ brew update             # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search ant         # Searches all known formulae for a partial or exact match.
$ brew info ant           # Displays information about the given formulae.
$ brew install ant        # Install the given formulae.
$ brew cleanup            # Remove any older versions from the cellar.

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Ant on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.