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sbt-dependency-graph Build Status

Visualize your project's dependencies.


  • Simple Build Tool

How To Use

For sbt 0.11, add sbt-dependency-graph as a dependency in project/plugins.sbt:

addSbtPlugin("net.virtual-void" % "sbt-dependency-graph" % "0.6.0")

Note: The organization has recently been changed to net.virtual-void.

or, alternatively, in project/plugins/project/build.scala:

import sbt._

object Plugins extends Build {
  lazy val root = Project("root", file(".")) dependsOn(
    uri("git://") // or another tag/branch/revision

Then, add the following in your build.sbt:


Tasks & Settings

  • dependency-graph: Shows an ASCII graph of your dependency on the sbt console
  • dependency-graph-ml: Generates a .graphml file with your dependencies to target/dependencies-<config>.graphml. Use e.g. yEd to format the graph to your needs.
  • dependency-graph-ml-file: a setting which allows configuring the output path of dependency-graph-ml.
  • ivy-report: let's ivy generate the resolution report for you project. Use show ivy-report for the filename of the generated report

All tasks can be scoped to a configuration to get the report for a specific configuration. test:dependency-graph, for example, prints the dependencies in the test configuration. If you don't specify any configuration, compile is assumed as usual.

Standalone usage

You can use the project without sbt as well by either depending on the library and calling IvyGraphMLDependencies.transfrom(sourceIvyReport, targetFile) or by just getting the binary and calling it like scala sbt-dependency-graph-0.5.1.jar <ivy-report-xml-path> <target-path>.

Inner Workings

sbt/Ivy's update task create ivy-report xml-files inside .ivy2/cache. 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)


Copyright (c) 2011, 2012 Johannes Rudolph

Published under the Apache License 2.0.

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