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This is my first time trying to run ant and I get the message that "ant is not recognized as an internal or external command"

I know this has to do with my environment variables, but I'm not sure what I'm missing. Ant is installed on a server called bfdevbuild. Listed below are my environment variables and their values.

Does anyone see what I'm missing?



\\bfdevbuild\tools\ant\bin\;%ANT_HOME%\bin;%JAVA_HOME%/jre/bin;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\NetManage\Windows;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\BINN;C:\Program Files\SQLLIB\BIN;C:\Program Files\SQLLIB\FUNCTION;C:\Program Files\SQLLIB\HELP;C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\binn\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\DTS\Binn\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\;c:\j2sdk1.4.2_09\bin\

\\bfdevbuild\j2sdk1.4.2_09\lib\tools.jar;.;C:\Program Files\SQLLIB\java\;C:\Program Files\SQLLIB\java\;C:\Program Files\SQLLIB\java\;C:\Program Files\SQLLIB\bin;C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_09\lib\ext\

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Welcome to JavaRanch!

The thing that's relevant to that message is the PATH, and that looks fine, if[/if] there's a file named \\bfdevbuild\tools\ant\bin\ant.bat accessible from your system. If there isn't, then find where ant.bat really is, and change the PATH to point to its exact directory.

If it [i]is
there, then perhaps you just need to close your terminal window and open a new one so it picks up these new environment variables.
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