Visualize your project's dependencies.
How To Use
Since sbt-dependency-graph is an informational tool rather than one that changes your build, you will more than likely wish to
install it as a global plugin so that you can use it in any SBT project without the need to explicitly add it to each one. To do
this, add the plugin dependency to
addSbtPlugin("net.virtual-void" % "sbt-dependency-graph" % "0.7.5")
Then, apply the plugin's settings in
~/.sbt/0.13/global.sbt, the global build configuration:
For both of the above, be sure to use the version directory matching your version of SBT (e.g. 0.12 or 0.13). Be aware that different projects using SBT may declare particular versions for their builds, so you may need to set up the plugin for an older version if you encounter a project using one.
dependency-graph: Shows an ASCII graph of the project's dependencies on the sbt console
dependency-graph-ml: Generates a .graphml file with the project's dependencies to
target/dependencies-<config>.graphml. Use e.g. yEd to format the graph to your needs.
dependency-dot: Generates a .dot file with the project's dependencies to
target/dependencies-<config>.dot. Use graphviz to render it to your preferred graphic format.
dependency-tree: Shows an ASCII tree representation of the project's dependencies
what-depends-on <organization> <module> <revision>: Find out what depends on an artifact. Shows a reverse dependency tree for the selected module.
dependency-license-info: show dependencies grouped by declared license
ivy-report: let's ivy generate the resolution report for you project. Use
show ivy-reportfor the filename of the generated report
All tasks can be scoped to a configuration to get the report for a specific configuration.
for example, prints the dependencies in the
test configuration. If you don't specify any configuration,
assumed as usual.
filterScalaLibrary: Defines if the scala library should be excluded from the output of the dependency-* functions. If
true, instead of showing the dependency
"[S]"is appended to the artifact name. Set to
falseif you want the scala-library dependency to appear in the output. (default: true)
dependencyGraphMLFile: a setting which allows configuring the output path of
dependencyDotFile: a setting which allows configuring the output path of
dependencyDotHeader: a setting to customize the header of the dot file (e.g. to set your preferred node shapes).
dependencyDotNodeLabel: defines the format of a node label (default set to
build.sbt you can change configuration settings like this:
filterScalaLibrary := false // include scala library in output dependencyDotFile := file("dependencies.dot") //render dot file to `./dependencies.dot`
You can use the project without sbt as well by either depending on the library and calling
IvyGraphMLDependencies.saveAsGraphML(IvyGraphMLDependencies.graph(reportFile), outputFile) or by just getting the binary
and calling it like
scala sbt-dependency-graph-0.7.5.jar <ivy-report-xml-path> <target-path>.
update task create ivy-report xml-files inside
.ivy2/cache (in sbt 0.12.1:
<project-dir>/target/resolution-cache/reports/<project-id>). You can
just open them with your browser to look at the dependency report for your project.
This project takes the report xml of your project and creates a graphml file out of it. (BTW,
ivy can create graphml files itself, but since I didn't want to spend to much time getting
sbt to call into Ivy to create graphs, I went with the easy way here)
- #19: There's an unfixed bug with graph generation for particular layouts. Workaround:
- #12: Excluded dependencies will be shown in the graph in sbt < 0.12, works with later versions
- Matt Russell (@mdr) for contributing the ASCII graph layout.
- berleon (@berleon) for contributing rendering to dot.
Copyright (c) 2011, 2012 Johannes Rudolph
Published under the Apache License 2.0.