How to increase java heap space on Maven and ANT

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Many times we get java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: java heap space while building our project either by using maven or ANT just because heap size is not en


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  • Submitted By - Javin Paul

  • Submitted on - 2011-08-04 13:54:20


Similar to Maven you can specify ANT_OPTS to specify JVM specific arguments for ANT build tool. Here is step by step guide to change the java heap space for ANT:
1. Go to ANT_HOME directory (directory where Ant has been installed)
2. Open ant.bat file and add following line on it
export ANT_OPTS=-Xmx512m
some time you may need to put the value –Xmx512M inside double quotes. ...

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