Exclude file from resource in Gradle

If you want to exclude one file from resource, you may use this snippet: sourceSets { main { resources { exclude '**/*.bak' } } }

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Add new resource folder in Gradle

If you want to add new resource folder to Gradle build, use this snippet: sourceSets { main { resources { srcDir 'src/main/java' } } }

.java (.groovy and *scala) file will be skipped on build from resources.

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Gradle. Attach task to build lifecycle

It's easy. Just add to somewhere after your task definition:
processTestResources.dependsOn recreateDatabase

  • processTestResource - default task (phase of build lifecycle)
  • recreateDatabase - your custom task, that will be called before processTestResource
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Gradle and dbmaintain


dbmaintain is plugin (best for my opinion) that allowes to safely migrate dbscheme. It has excellent support for Maven and Ant but not for Gradle. But Gradle has excellent support for Ant, so we can call dbmaintain ant tasks from Gradle build script.

A small note - I prefer to not contain any libraries in my source code repository (Git currently), so dbmaintain will be loaded from the maven's central repository.


This text don't cover work with dbmaintain. If you need more information about…

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Gradle WAR building

To build WAR by Gradle system change java plugin to war plugin:
apply plugin: 'war'
After that execute gradle:
gradle build
WAR will be in folder builds/libs/

Gradle dependecies

To view dependencies hierarchy:
gradle dependencies

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