Cannot debug groovy file when run with gradle task in IntelliJ IDE

(Habar) #1

Hi All,

I am trying to run groovy/gradle project in IntelliJ IDEA. The problem is, when run with gradle task not able to debug groovy file via IDEA.

task cucumber(dependsOn: [assemble, encryptionPropertyForTest]) << {

javaexec {

main = ‘cucumber.api.cli.Main’

classpath = configurations.cucumberRuntime

def arguments = []

if(rootProject.hasProperty(“tags”)) {

tags.tokenize().each { tag ->





args = arguments + [

‘–tags’, ‘~@ignore’,

‘–format’, ‘junit:build/test-reports/all.xml’,

‘–format’, ‘html:build/test-reports/html/’,

‘–format’, ‘json:build/test-reports/cucumber-report.json’,

‘–format’, ‘pretty’,

‘–glue’, ‘src/test/resources/features’,


systemProperties = config

} }

task encryptionPropertyForTest() << {



if ([‘’].contains(“Windows”)) {

copy(“src/test/resources/encryption/$env/”, “”)

copy(“src/test/resources/encryption/$env/truststore.jks”, “truststore.jks”)


else {

copy(“src/test/resources/encryption/$env/”, “”)

println “Copied unix 1”

copy(“src/test/resources/encryption/$env/truststore.jks”, “truststore.jks”)

} }

(Habar) #2

Further where can I see default task like “test”. because I cannot see them under build.gradle file in the project. I was able to see the in intelliJ under “Tools Window” >>> “Gradle” menu but not the code

(Peter Niederwieser) #3

To debug code run in this way, you’d have to set the usual JVM debug args via ‘javaexec.jvmArgs’ (with ‘suspend=y’), execute the task, and then start an external debugger in IntelliJ. Don’t understand your second question.

(Habar) #4

Hi Peter,

In “JAVA OPTS” and “GRADLE OPTS” are we set same arguments? If not where can I check them.

Because I am using ‘GRADLE OPTS= -Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=5005’. So if I set JAVA OPTS not sure what would be the value

My second question may be dumb one. My curiosity was some projects I can run cucumber test with following command >gradle test. But I cannot find see this ‘test’ task within build.gradle