Ok. I'm lazy. Really lazy.
Today I got tired of having to click around in Eclipse to run my Ant tasks and decided to automate it with a shortcut in Autohotkey:
!r:: Run, %comspec% /c ant -f D:\CFProjects\cares\extensions\ant\avrs.db.build.xml cleanlocal return
Lets break this down:
- So the !r:: simply tells Autohotkey to assign this shortcut to Alt+R.
- _Run, %comspec% /c _ is a shortcut to cmd.exe.
- Then I simply pass the path of my Ant script and the task I want run (cleanlocal).
This script simply resets my database data back to a know state and I run this frequently when developing. So now a quick Alt+R and I'm done!