Subprojects with custom build file other than default

Subprojects not building with custom build file name.

$ mv build.gradle _build.gradle
$ gradle -b _build.gradle build // not work

$ mv _build.gradle build.gradle
$ gradle build // work

-b behaves a bit like if you specified -u and -p project-dir. You’re passing the path to the project’s build file, which is also the project directory. So the command line gradle -b _build.gradle means there’s a root project path in the current directory.

If you want to have different subproject build file names, you can do something like Gradle does: