Define Custom Tasks 

Define a Task that runs tests in specific sub-projects 

Consider a hypothetical multi-build project with 3 subprojects. The following defines a task myTestTask that will run the test Task in specific subprojects core and tools but not client:

lazy val core = project.in(file("./core"))
lazy val tools = project.in(file("./tools"))
lazy val client = project.in(file("./client"))

lazy val myTestTask = taskKey[Unit]("my test task")

myTestTask <<= Seq(
  test in (core, Test)
  test in (tools, Test)
).dependOn

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sbt Reference Manual
    1. Define Custom Tasks