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Understanding the Gradle user interface

Finally, we take a look at the --gui command-line option. With this option, we start a graphical shell for our Gradle builds. Until now, we have used the command line to start a task. With the Gradle GUI, we have a graphical overview of the tasks in a project, and we can execute them by simply double-clicking on them.

To start the GUI, we invoke the following command:

hello-world $ gradle --gui

A window is opened with a graphical overview of our task tree. We have only one task, which is listed in the task tree, as shown in the following screenshot:

Understanding the Gradle user interface

The output of a running task is shown in the bottom part of ...

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