How to execute the tar command with Gradle exec plugin?


(Leandro Martin Soler) #1

I’m trying to execute the following snippet in order to unzip the Postgres tar file:

task unzipPostgres(type: Exec) { commandLine 'tar' '-xf' 'postgres/postgresql.tar.bz2' }

But the task fails with:

Caused by: org.gradle.api.internal.MissingMethodException: Could not find method -xf() for arguments [postgres/postgresql.tar.bz2] on task ':postgres:unzipPostgres'.

I have tried many ways, with executable, with args but none seems to work.

Could somebody help me?


(Sterling Greene) #2

You’re missing commas, so it’s trying to interpret it like…

commandLine('tar', -xf('postgres/postgresql.tar.bz2'))

You can fix it:

task unzipPostgres(type: Exec) {
   commandLine 'tar', '-xf', 'postgres/postgresql.tar.bz2'
}

commandLine is just a method: https://docs.gradle.org/current/dsl/org.gradle.api.tasks.Exec.html#org.gradle.api.tasks.Exec:commandLine(java.lang.Iterable)


(Leandro Martin Soler) #3

Thank you very much !! It works with the commas