Grails Quick Tip - Cleaning Up
Mr. Haki, once again, wrote a really cool blog post about
grails clean and how it can be configured to delete all or only certain generated files in the working directory.
When reading the blog post a trick came to my mind that was once mentioned by Burt Beckwith in his excellent book Programming Grails.
Burt said he often replaces the standard configuration in
This has the advantage that all generated classes, including plugin-classes, are saved in a single directory. This is really cool as installed plugins would otherwise be saved and cached in the
Once things mess up and a clean state is needed, a simple
rm -rf target gives us a completely zero state in terms of generated artefacts.