A powerful build system for the JVM
gradle [option...] [task...]
- -?, -h, --help
- Shows a help message.
- -a, --no-rebuild
- Do not rebuild project dependencies.
- Shows additional detail in the task listing. See "Listing tasks" in Gradle User Guide.
- -b, --build-file
- Specifies the build file. See "Selecting which build to execute" in Gradle User Guide.
- -c, --settings-file
- Specifies the settings file.
- Specifies which type of console output to generate.
Set to plain to generate plain text only. This option disables all color and other rich output in the console output.
Set to auto (the default) to enable color and other rich output in the console output when the build process is attached to a console, or to generate plain text only when not attached to a console.
Set to rich to enable color and other rich output in the console output, regardless of whether the build process is not attached to a console. When not attached to a console, the build output will use ANSI control characters to generate the rich output.
- Continues task execution after a task failure.
- --configure-on-demand (incubating)
- Only relevant projects are configured in this build run. This means faster builds for large multi-projects. See "Configuration on demand" in Gradle User Guide.
- -D, --system-prop
- Sets a system property of the JVM, for example -Dmyprop=myvalue. See "Gradle properties and system properties" in Gradle User Guide.
- -d, --debug
- Log in debug mode (includes normal stacktrace). See "Logging" in Gradle User Guide.
- -g, --gradle-user-home
- Specifies the Gradle user home directory. The default is the .gradle directory in the user's home directory.
- Launches the Gradle GUI. See "Using the Gradle Graphical User Interface" in Gradle User Guide.
- Run the build as a composite, including the specified build. See "Composite Builds" in Gradle User Guide.
- -I, --init-script
- Specifies an initialization script. See "Initialization Scripts" in Gradle User Guide.
- -i, --info
- Set log level to info. See "Logging" in Gradle User Guide.
- -m, --dry-run
- Runs the build with all task actions disabled. See "Dry Run" in Gradle User Guide.
- Specifies that the build should operate without accessing network resources. See "Command line options to override caching" in Gradle User Guide.
- -P, --project-prop
- Sets a project property of the root project, for example -Pmyprop=myvalue. See "Gradle properties and system properties" in Gradle User Guide.
- -p, --project-dir
- Specifies the start directory for Gradle. Defaults to current directory. See "Selecting which build to execute" in Gradle User Guide.
- --parallel (incubating)
- Build projects in parallel. Gradle will attempt to determine the optimal number of executor threads to use. This option should only be used with decoupled projects (see "Decoupled Projects" in Gradle User Guide).
- --max-workers (incubating)
- Sets the maximum number of workers that Gradle may use. For example --max-workers=3. The default is the number of processors. This option replaces --parallel-threads when used in conjunction with --parallel.
- Profiles build execution time and generates a report in the buildDir/reports/profile directory. See Section 4.6.8, "Profiling a build".
- Specifies the project-specific cache directory. Default value is .gradle in the root project directory.
- -q, --quiet
- Log errors only. See "Logging" in Gradle User Guide.
- Forces scripts to be recompiled, bypassing caching.
- Refresh the state of dependencies. See "Command line options to override caching" in Gradle User Guide.
- Specifies that any task optimization is ignored.
- -S, --full-stacktrace
- Print out the full (very verbose) stacktrace for any exceptions. See "Logging" in Gradle User Guide.
- -s, --stacktrace
- Print out the stacktrace also for user exceptions (e.g. compile error). See "Logging" in Gradle User Guide.
- -t, --continuous (incubating)
- Enables continuous building - Gradle will automatically re-run when changes are detected.
- -u, --no-search-upwards
- Don't search in parent directories for a settings.gradle file.
- -v, --version
- Prints version info.
- -x, --exclude-task
- Specifies a task to be excluded from execution. See "Excluding tasks" in Gradle User Guide.
The above information is printed to the console when you execute gradle -h.
- Do not use color in the console output. This option has been replaced by the --console plain option.
- Build projects in parallel, using the specified number of executor threads. For example --parallel-threads=3. This option should only be used with decoupled projects (see "Decoupled Projects" in Gradle User Guide). This option has been replaced by --max-workers.
The Chapter 6, "The Gradle Daemon" contains more information about the daemon. For example it includes information how to turn on the daemon by default so that you can avoid using --daemon all the time.
- Uses the Gradle daemon to run the build. Starts the daemon if not running or existing daemon busy. Chapter 6, "The Gradle Daemon" contains more detailed information when new daemon processes are started.
- Starts the Gradle daemon in the foreground. Useful for debugging or troubleshooting because you can easily monitor the build execution.
- Do not use the Gradle daemon to run the build. Useful occasionally if you have configured Gradle to always run with the daemon by default.
- Stops the Gradle daemon if it is running. You can only stop daemons that were started with the Gradle version you use when running --stop.
The following system properties are available for the gradle command. Note that command-line options take precedence over system properties.
- Specifies the Gradle user home directory.
The Section 11.1, "Configuring the build environment via gradle.properties" contains specific information about Gradle configuration available via system properties.
The following environment variables are available for the gradle command. Note that command-line options and system properties take precedence over environment variables.
- Specifies command-line arguments to use to start the JVM. This can be useful for setting the system properties to use for running Gradle. For example you could set GRADLE_OPTS="-Dorg.gradle.daemon=true" to use the Gradle daemon without needing to use the --daemon option every time you run Gradle. Section 11.1, "Configuring the build environment via gradle.properties" contains more information about ways of configuring the daemon without using environmental variables, e.g. in more maintainable and explicit way.
- Specifies the Gradle user home directory (which defaults to USER_HOME/.gradle if not set).
- Specifies the JDK installation directory to use.