Creating a war file using Ant Script in Java

In this post, we will see simple and efficient ant build file for creating a war file in web applications in Java.


This post assumes the web module follows the standard structure:

1. All Java classes should be present in the src directory.

2. The WebContent (aka document root) should contains JSP pages, CSS, and static web resources, such as images.

3. The WebContent contains a subdirectory named WEB-INF, which contains web.xml (web application deployment descriptor), the Tag library descriptor files, classes directory, tags directory, and the lib directory (containing required libraries).

The complete build.xml file is shown below:



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