A build scan is a representation of metadata captured as you run your build.

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Build Scans

Gradle captures your build metadata and sends it to the Build Scan Service. The service then transforms the metadata into information you can analyze and share with others.

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The information that scans collect can be an invaluable resource when troubleshooting, collaborating on, or optimizing the performance of your builds.

For example, with a build scan, it’s no longer necessary to copy and paste error messages or include all the details about your environment each time you want to ask a question on Stack Overflow, Slack, or the Gradle Forum. Instead, copy the link to your latest build scan.

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Enable Build Scans

To enable build scans on a gradle command, add --scan to the command line option:

 ./gradlew build --scan

You may be prompted to agree to the terms to use Build Scans.

Vist the Build Scans page to learn more.

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