APT linux command manual
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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
Specify where to find annotation processor factories;
if this option is used, the classpath is not searched
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
-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The apt tool and its associated APIs may be changed or superseded in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.
13 June 2004 apt(1)