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The default target, i.e. the target executed when no target is specified on the command line is specified by defining the target 'default'. So for example:

This assumes aTarget exists!

Rather than requiring that the above mechanism is used, Gant provides a shortcut:

What this actually does is:

The convention of using the target name as the description is for creating the string at the end of the project help output (-p, --projecthelp, -T, --targets options to Gant).

The parameter to the setDefaultTarget call can be either the name of a target or a string that evaluates to the name of a target.  So for the above example we could have:

This allows great flexibility, possibly needless (smile) , in coding up defaults. For example:

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