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Mastering Android Studio 3 by Kyle Mew

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Command-line options

Many readers who have migrated from other IDEs may well have run Gradle scripts from the command line, and this, of course, is possible with Android Studio, although Studio incorporates this nicely within the workspace so that it is not necessary to exit the IDE to execute commands this way.

There are two handy tool windows to assist us in this task, the Gradle tool window and the Gradle console, and both are available from the View | Tool Windows menu.

The Gradle tool window

The breakdown in the preceding screenshot provides a nice overview of the role Gradle plays, but to really get to grips with it we will need to work ...

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