Before we look at more Gradle command-line options, it is good to discuss a real-time save feature of Gradle: task name abbreviation. With task name abbreviation, we don't have to type the complete task name on the command line. We only have to type enough of the name to make it unique within the build.
In our first build, we only have one task, so the
gradle h command should work just fine. However, we didn't take the built-in
help task into account. So, to uniquely identify our
helloWorld task, we use the
$ gradle -q hello Hello world.
We can also abbreviate each word in a CamelCase task name. For example, our
helloWorld task name can be abbreviated to
$ gradle -q hW Hello world.
This feature saves us the time spent in typing the complete task name and can speed up the execution of our tasks.