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Gradle Goodness: Enable Build Cache for All Builds [Snippet]

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Gradle Goodness: Enable Build Cache for All Builds [Snippet]

In this short post, we take a look at a recent feature of Gradle: the build cache. This customizable tool can be a real time-saver, particularly for CI.

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Gradle 3.5 introduced the build cache. With the build cache, we can share task output between builds on different computers. For example, the build output from a continuous integration server can be used on a developer's computer. To use the build cache feature, we use the command-line option --build-cache.

Instead of using the command-line option --build-cache, we can set the Gradle property org.gradle.caching with the value true in the file gradle.properties of our project. To set this property for all our projects, we set the property in the gradle.properties file in the Gradle home directory, which is usually at USER_HOME/.gradle/gradle.properties.

In the following example, we set the property org.gradle.caching in ~/.gradle/gradle.properties:

# File: ~/.gradle/gradle.properties

If we want to disable the build cache feature set via the global property, we can use the command-line option --no-build-cache to disable the build cache for a particular build.

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