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Note to Self: Running GroovyConsole with a Maven Project’s Classpath

Posted by Jakub Holý on October 2, 2011

It’s pretty useful to have the ability to eperiment interactively with some API using the (desktop) Groovy Console. If the API is in a Maven project, just add dependency on Groovy to your pom.xml:


And execute the console from the project’s folder using the exec plugin:

mvn exec:java -Dexec.mainClass="groovy.ui.Console"



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