Exec

API Documentation:Exec

Executes a command line process. Example:

task stopTomcat(type:Exec) {
  workingDir '../tomcat/bin'

  //on windows:
  commandLine 'cmd', '/c', 'stop.bat'

  //on linux
  commandLine './stop.sh'

  //store the output instead of printing to the console:
  standardOutput = new ByteArrayOutputStream()

  //extension method stopTomcat.output() can be used to obtain the output:
  ext.output = {
    return standardOutput.toString()
  }
}

Properties

PropertyDescription
args

The arguments for the command to be executed. Defaults to an empty list.

argumentProviders

Argument providers for the application.

commandLine

The full command line, including the executable plus its arguments.

environment

The environment variables to use for the process. Defaults to the environment of this process.

errorOutput

The output stream to consume standard error from the process executing the command. Default to System.err.

execResult

The result for the command run by this task. Returns null if this task has not been executed yet.

executable

The name of the executable to use.

executionResult
Incubating

The result for the command run by this task. The provider has no value if this task has not been executed yet.

ignoreExitValue

Tells whether a non-zero exit value is ignored, or an exception thrown. Defaults to false.

standardInput

The standard input stream for the process executing the command. The stream is closed after the process completes. Defaults to an empty stream.

standardOutput

The output stream to consume standard output from the process executing the command. Defaults to System.out.

workingDir

The working directory for the process. Defaults to the project directory.

Methods

MethodDescription
args(args)

Adds arguments for the command to be executed.

args(args)

Adds arguments for the command to be executed.

commandLine(args)

Sets the full command line, including the executable to be executed plus its arguments.

commandLine(arguments)

Sets the full command line, including the executable to be executed plus its arguments.

environment(name, value)

Adds an environment variable to the environment for this process.

environment(environmentVariables)

Adds some environment variables to the environment for this process.

executable(executable)

Sets the name of the executable to use.

workingDir(dir)

Sets the working directory for the process. The supplied argument is evaluated as per Project.file(java.lang.Object).

Script blocks

No script blocks

Property details

List<String> args

The arguments for the command to be executed. Defaults to an empty list.

List<CommandLineArgumentProvider> argumentProviders (read-only)

Argument providers for the application.

List<String> commandLine

The full command line, including the executable plus its arguments.

Map<String, Object> environment

The environment variables to use for the process. Defaults to the environment of this process.

OutputStream errorOutput

The output stream to consume standard error from the process executing the command. Default to System.err.

ExecResult execResult (read-only)

The result for the command run by this task. Returns null if this task has not been executed yet.

String executable

The name of the executable to use.

Provider<ExecResult> executionResult

Note: This property is incubating and may change in a future version of Gradle.

The result for the command run by this task. The provider has no value if this task has not been executed yet.

boolean ignoreExitValue

Tells whether a non-zero exit value is ignored, or an exception thrown. Defaults to false.

InputStream standardInput

The standard input stream for the process executing the command. The stream is closed after the process completes. Defaults to an empty stream.

OutputStream standardOutput

The output stream to consume standard output from the process executing the command. Defaults to System.out.

File workingDir

The working directory for the process. Defaults to the project directory.

Method details

T args(Iterable<?> args)

Adds arguments for the command to be executed.

T args(Object... args)

Adds arguments for the command to be executed.

T commandLine(Iterable<?> args)

Sets the full command line, including the executable to be executed plus its arguments.

T commandLine(Object... arguments)

Sets the full command line, including the executable to be executed plus its arguments.

T environment(String name, Object value)

Adds an environment variable to the environment for this process.

T environment(Map<String, ?> environmentVariables)

Adds some environment variables to the environment for this process.

T executable(Object executable)

Sets the name of the executable to use.

T workingDir(Object dir)

Sets the working directory for the process. The supplied argument is evaluated as per Project.file(java.lang.Object).