How to prevent Gradle from downloading snapshots?

In general, I like the fact that Gradle downloads new copies of snapshots. However, there are situations where that can be a little scary, like standing in front of 200 people giving a live demonstration of Gradle.

What are reasonable strategies for temporarily disabling this, not including disconnecting from the internet?

Offline mode:

You could also set the cache time very high (you’d have to do this before you resolved the snapshots).

You could use something like the dependency lock plugin and enforce a particular version vs using snapshots.

I need something that I can set up without having to add anything extra to the command line or my build script. Is there something I can set in my “” file to make one of these things happen?

Put this in an init script.

allprojects {
    configurations.all {
        resolutionStrategy.cacheChangingModulesFor 2628000, 'seconds'
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Nice. I never really noticed init scripts before. Good learning opportunity. :slight_smile:

If I’ve run one or more builds with this in place, what exactly should I expect to happen if I comment out those lines and run the build again? Will that build possibly attempt to download snapshots, or will even this information be cached for a period?

The default caching period is 24 hours. Assuming it has been more than 24 hours since the last time it checked for a new snapshot, it would go ahead and do so.