[GRADLE-1445] Add task to WAR plugin that creates exploded webapp Created: 16/Mar/11  Updated: 25/Jan/17  Resolved: 25/Jan/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 0.9.2
Fix Version/s: None

Type: New Feature
Reporter: Benjamin Muschko Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 9


At the moment you can only create the final WAR artifact when using the WAR plugin. It would be great if it could also provide a new task (e.g. warExploded) that would create an exploded webapp in a specified directory (of course would have a default). Basically, the directory would hold the exploded contents of the WAR. This especially could come in handy when building custom plugins that define tasks dependent on the final webapp structure.

Comment by Adam Murdoch [ 16/Mar/11 ]

A good idea. Rather than something specific to the WAR plugin, we might instead add a task rule called 'exploded<ArchiveTaskName>' which creates an exploded version of <ArchiveTaskName>. This way you can use 'explodedWar' to create the exploded WAR, or 'explodedJar' or 'explodedMyCustomTar'.

As a work around, you can do something like:

task explodedWar(type: Sync) {
    into "$buildDir/explodedWar'
    with war
Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 16/Mar/11 ]

Perfect, a generic way to do this would be even better.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 25/Jan/17 ]

It's easy enough to add that to any build that needs it. No further action.

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