APT linux command manual

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apt(1)                                                                 apt(1)

       apt - annotation processing tool

       apt [-classpath classpath] [-sourcepath sourcepath] [-d directory] [-s
       directory] [-factorypath path] [-factory class] [-print]  [-nocompile]
       [-Akey[=val]...]  [javacoption] sourcefiles [@files]

       The  tool  apt,  annotation  processing  tool,  includes  a set of new
       reflective APIs and supporting infrastructure to process program anno-
       tations.  The  apt reflective APIs provide a build-time, source-based,
       read-only  view  of  program  structure.  These  reflective  APIs  are
       designed  to cleanly model the JavaTM programming language's type sys-
       tem after the addition of generics. First, apt runs annotation proces-
       sors  that  can produce new source code and other files. Next, apt can
       cause compilation of both original and generated source files,  easing
       development.  The reflective APIs and other APIs used to interact with
       the tool are subpackages of com.sun.mirror.

       A fuller discussion of how the tool operates as well  as  instructions
       for   developing   with  apt  are  in  Getting  Started  with  apt  at

       Options may be in any order. For  a  discussion  of  parameters  which
       apply to a specific option, see OPTIONS below.

       sourcefiles    Zero or more source files to be processed.

       @files         One  or  more  files  that  list  source files or other

   apt specific options
       -s dir         Specify the directory root under which processor-gener-
                      ated  source  files will be placed; files are placed in
                      subdirectories based on package namespace.

       -nocompile     Do not compile sources files to class files.

       -print         Print out textual representation  of  specified  types;
                      perform no annotation processing or compilation.

       -A[key[=val]]  Options  to  pass to annotation processors -- these are
                      not interpreted by apt directly, but are made available
                      for use by individual processors

       -factorypath path
                      Specify  where  to find annotation processor factories;
                      if this option is used, the classpath is  not  searched
                      for factories.

       -factory classname
                      Name  of  annotation processor factory to use; bypasses
                      default discovery process

   Options shared with javac
       -d dir         Specify where to place processor  and  javac  generated
                      class files

       -cp path or-classpath path
                      Specify  where  to find user class files and annotation
                      processor factories.  If  -factorypath  is  given,  the
                      classpath is not searched for factories.

       Consult the javac(1) man page for information on javac options.

       The  apt  tool and its associated APIs may be changed or superseded in
       future j2se releases.

       javac(1) java(1)

                                 13 June 2004                          apt(1)