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ant: Command not found | Mac Os X

Error:
ant: Command not found


Problem:
You see this message while using ant command if you do not have ant installed on your machine or it's path is not properly set in environment variables.


Solution:
To install ant on Mac you need to follow these steps:


1. Download ant zip (.gz) file from  http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi


2. Double click and unzip it.


3. Move it to /opt/ or /usr/local/ using this command

mv /Users/admin/Downloads/apache-ant-1.9.4  /opt/

or
mv /Users/admin/Downloads/apache-ant-1.9.4  /usr/local/


4.  Next we are going to set environment variables.
nano $HOME/.profile

This will open an editor

Type these 3 lines
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/ant/bin/
export ANT_HOME=/usr/local/ant
export  JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0._71..jdk/Contents/Home/bin

Hit Ctrl+O to write

Then hit Ctrl+X to close editor


5. Load variables by executing this command
source $HOME/.profile


6. try this command and that's it...
ant -version

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