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OWLTools Build Instructions
The OWLTools use maven as a build tool.
These instructions assume that a valid maven installation is available. The recommended maven version is 3.0.x, whereby x denotes the latest release for this branch.
Update: OWLTools also requires
git. Only a proper clone via git, will allow the build to complete.
During the build process, we extract the git version and branch information. These details (and the build date) will be added to the manifest of the jar. If the
.git folder is not available the build process will fail.
Prerequiste: Get source from Git
git clone https://github.com/owlcollab/owltools.git
Option 1: Command line
- Change into to the folder of
2a) Run command:
mvn clean install: This will trigger a complete build of all OWLTools projects and generate the required jars for execution. Remark: As part of the build the tests are executed. Any failed test will stop the build.
2b) Build without test execution (Not Recommended): Run command: mvn clean install -DskipTests
Option 2: Eclipse
- Eclipse 3.7
- Eclipse 3.6 with installed maven plugin m2e
Use the provided Eclipse launch configurations to trigger the build. The configuration are located in the
You can download a pre-built JAR and script-wrapper instead of building owltools from the Java source. You can find releases on the OWLTools GitHub releases page.
Note: you may need to make this file executable. Occasionally when downloaded files lose the "executable" permisison. You can do this with
chmod +x owltools.
If you add this to your PATH, you can run owltools on the command line:
export PATH=$PATH:directory/to/where/you/downloaded/owltools/ owltools -h
Running OWLTools (Unix and MacOS)
Running OWLTools requires a successful build, as described in the previous section.
OWLTools Command-Line Tools: The build produces a combined executable bash script and jar, to be found in
OWLTools-Runner/binor in the
OORT: The executables and the generated jar are both located in