How to Install Apache 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 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.


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