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How to exclude a task in gradle?

You can exclude a task from being executed using the -x command-line option and providing the name of the task to exclude.

task clean << {
        println 'i am a clean task'
task test << {
        println 'i am a test task'
task build(dependsOn: [clean, test]) << {
        println "i am build depends on test"

Run command gradle build -x clean.

java2novice$ gradle build -x clean
i am a test task
i am build depends on test


Total time: 1.7 secs

Reference: Gradle Documentation

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