A Kotlin script that nukes all build caches from Gradle/Android projects.
Useful when Gradle or the IDE let you down
The script has been tested on macOS
-n, please let me know if you encounter any such issue!
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK IN ANY CASE!
Running the script
deep-clean requires three components to be on your
If you have all three commands on your
PATH, then you can simply download
and execute the script:
$ cd /your/project/root.folder $ [kscript] deep-clean.kts [options]
Note: on macOS and Linux the script does not need
kscriptto be invoked, because it has a shebang. On Windows, you will need to explicitly specify you want to use
kscriptto run it.
Where the options are:
-b --backup Renames files and folders instead of deleting them. Implies --verbose. -d --dry-run Don't delete anything. Useful for testing. Implies --verbose. -i --ide-files This also deletes IDEA/Android Studio project files (*.iml). If used in conjunction with --nuke it will also delete the .idea folder in the current directory. -p --ide-preferences ⚠️ THIS IS DANGEROUS SHIT ⚠️ Will wipe your IDE settings! This deletes the GLOBAL IDEA/Android Studio preferences. This option requires the --nuke option to be active too, since it touches global system state. --not-recursive Don't recursively search sub-folders of this folder for matches. The default behaviour is to look for matches in sub-directories, since things like 'build' folders and '.iml' files are not all found at the top level of a project directory structure. This flag is useful if you know you have matches you want to keep, e.g., if your code contains a package with a name like 'build'. This option severely limits the effectiveness of the deep clean. -n --nuke ⚠️ THIS IS DANGEROUS SHIT ⚠️ Super-deep clean This includes clearing out global folders, including: * the global Gradle cache * the global Maven artefacts * the wrapper-downloaded Gradle distros * the Gradle daemon data (logs, locks, etc.) * the Android build cache Nukes the entire thing from orbit — it's the only way to be sure. -v --verbose Print detailed information about all commands.
If you DON'T have all three commands on your
PATH, then read on to the next
section to install them.
Installing the script dependencies
$ sdk install kotlin $ sdk install maven $ sdk install kscript
$ brew install kotlin maven holgerbrandl/tap/kscript
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