[GRADLE-437] Support wildcard characters in task names Created: 10/Apr/09  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 0.5.2
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement
Reporter: Johnny Jian Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 4


Support wildcard characters in task names. For example:

integrationTest.dependsOn ':subproject1:test', ':subproject2:test', ':subproject3:test'

can be reduced to:

integrationTest.dependsOn ':*:test'

Comment by Daniel Gredler [ 20/May/11 ]

This would also be useful on the command line, e.g. if I have the following multi-level project:


And I want to generate the Eclipse files for all of the projectOne sub-projects, it would be nice to be able to say:

gradle projectOne:*:eclipse

Instead of having to run three commands...

gradle projectOne:a:eclipse
gradle projectOne:b:eclipse
gradle projectOne:c:eclipse

...or having to run the task on all projects:

gradle eclipse

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Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 10/Feb/17 ]

Thanks again for reporting this issue. We haven't heard back from you after our inquiry from November 15th. We are closing this issue now. Please create an issue on GitHub if you still feel passionate about getting it resolved.

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