[GRADLE-579] Create a gradle Shell Created: 31/Jul/09  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: New Feature
Reporter: Matthias Pfau Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 8

Attachments: Text File gradleShell.patch    


A feature which could be called "gradleShell" should be available for a better support of reoccurring tasks.

I want gradle to enter a shell mode when it is called with gradle -S. After gradle has entered shell mode, it accepts all parameters that you could provide when calling gradle regularly (gradle <params>).

The input sequence:

  • gradle -S
  • compile
  • compile

Would execute the compile-Task for two times. However, the gradle process is running through the complete sequence which saves some time (JVM is only started once). I attached a patch for this functionality.

Unfortunately, the implementation is still a bit buggy as it only outputs logging messages of the first task invocation. Example:
gradle> compile


Total time: 2.969 secs
gradle> compile
*gradle> *

I debugged this till up to the java.io.writer but couldn't find out, why the expected output is not written to the console...

Comment by Matthias Pfau [ 31/Jul/09 ]

The last example is formatted wrong, it should have been:

gradle> compile


Total time: 2.969 secs
gradle> compile

Comment by Hans Dockter [ 02/Aug/09 ]

This would be a very cool feature. Steve Appling and his team are working on a standallone UI client. This should merge into trunk pretty soon. The shell and the UI client might be able to share some common functionality. I will have a look at your patch ASAP.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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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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