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Gradle Goodness: Exclude Transitive Dependency from All Configurations

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Gradle Goodness: Exclude Transitive Dependency from All Configurations

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We can exclude transitive dependencies easily from specific configurations. To exclude them from all configurations we can use Groovy's spread-dot operator and invoke the exclude() method on each configuration. We can only define the group, module or both as arguments for the exclude() method.

The following part of a build file shows how we can exclude a dependency from all configurations:

configurations {
    all*.exclude group: 'xml-apis', module: 'xmlParserAPIs'

// Equivalent to:
configurations {
    all.collect { configuration ->
        configuration.exclude group: 'xml-apis', module: 'xmlParserAPIs'

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