[GRADLE-328] Section 10.8.2 of the user manual (p30) should clarify what it means by 'myZipTask' (relate to archive_...) Created: 20/Dec/08  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Bug
Reporter: Jon Cox Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 0


The way in which calling jar(), zip(), tar(), tarGz, and tarBzip2()
within bundle tasks IMPLICITLY creates tasks named archive_<...>
where the <...> part depends on badly documented parameters
to these functions is a bit tricky to grasp the first time around.

What made this much harder was that section 10.8.2 said:

myZipTask.fileDirSet( .... )

{... }

It would have make things easier to get had the docs
used an example like:


{ ... }

Then go on to give another example:

archive_zip.fileDirSet( ... ) { ... }

Then reinforce how you can say:


{ .... }

Also, this would be a good place to talk about how you can (or can't ?)
control the name of the task that is created by calling jar(), zip() , etc.
The first few times through these docs I kept asking myself
"wait... how to I get libs/dists to make a custom-named zip/jar task?"
With examples like those provided above, this stumbling block would
have been removed.

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Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 10/Feb/17 ]

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