How to add a single extra resource to the existing resources


(Louis Bergelson) #1

I have my project setup so that I have a src/main/resources folder. I’d like to add a single extra file from the root of my project into the project resources. What’s the idiomatic way to do this? This stackoverflow addresses it, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24207348/add-a-single-file-to-gradle-resources, but it doesn’t have a satisfactory answer.

I’m currently doing something like the following, but it seems very verbose:

sourceSets {
    extraResource.resources {
            srcDir file("$projectDir")
            include 'extra'
        }
    
    main.resources {
        srcDir 'src/main/resources'
        srcDir extraResource.resources
    }
}

I’d like to be able to something more like:

sourceSets.main.resources.srcDirs = [ "src/main/resources", file("extra)]

That doesn’t work because a single file isn’t a directory. Something in the middle like:

   sourceSets.main.resources {
      srcDir "src/main/resources"
      srcDir "$projectDir" 
      include "extra"
   }

would be good, but I can’t figure out how to get the include to only apply to a single srcDir. I can include the subdirectory I want as well, but it has a different overall file structure then.

Is there an idiomatic way to do this where I don’t have to introduce a new source set?


(Sterling Greene) #2

You can just configure processResources directly. sourceSets.main.resources will want everything to be in a directory and it can be bad to include your project root as an input directory.

processResources {
   from("extra") 
}

(Louis Bergelson) #3

Thanks! That looks like exactly what I needed.