Classpaths 

Include a new type of managed artifact on the classpath, such as mar 

The classpathTypes setting controls the types of managed artifacts that are included on the classpath by default. To add a new type, such as mar,

classpathTypes += "mar"

Get the classpath used for compilation 

See the default types included by running show classpathTypes at the sbt prompt.

The dependencyClasspath task scoped to Compile provides the classpath to use for compilation. Its type is Seq[Attributed[File]], which means that each entry carries additional metadata. The files method provides just the raw Seq[File] for the classpath. For example, to use the files for the compilation classpath in another task, :

example := {
  val cp: Seq[File] = (dependencyClasspath in Compile).value.files
  ...
}

Note: This classpath does not include the class directory, which may be necessary for compilation in some situations.

Get the runtime classpath, including the project’s compiled classes 

The fullClasspath task provides a classpath including both the dependencies and the products of project. For the runtime classpath, this means the main resources and compiled classes for the project as well as all runtime dependencies.

The type of a classpath is Seq[Attributed[File]], which means that each entry carries additional metadata. The files method provides just the raw Seq[File] for the classpath. For example, to use the files for the runtime classpath in another task, :

example := {
  val cp: Seq[File] = (fullClasspath in Runtime).value.files
  ...
}

Get the test classpath, including the project’s compiled test classes 

The fullClasspath task provides a classpath including both the dependencies and the products of a project. For the test classpath, this includes the main and test resources and compiled classes for the project as well as all dependencies for testing.

The type of a classpath is Seq[Attributed[File]], which means that each entry carries additional metadata. The files method provides just the raw Seq[File] for the classpath. For example, to use the files for the test classpath in another task, :

example := {
  val cp: Seq[File] = (fullClasspath in Test).value.files
  ...
}

Use packaged jars on classpaths instead of class directories 

By default, fullClasspath includes a directory containing class files and resources for a project. This in turn means that tasks like compile, test, and run have these class directories on their classpath. To use the packaged artifact (such as a jar) instead, configure exportJars :

exportJars := true

This will use the result of packageBin on the classpath instead of the class directory.

Note: Specifically, fullClasspath is the concatenation of dependencyClasspath and exportedProducts. When exportJars is true, exportedProducts is the output of packageBin. When exportJars is false, exportedProducts is just products, which is by default the directory containing class files and resources.

Get all managed jars for a configuration 

The result of the update task has type UpdateReport, which contains the results of dependency resolution. This can be used to extract the files for specific types of artifacts in a specific configuration. For example, to get the jars and zips of dependencies in the Compile configuration, :

example := {
   val artifactTypes = Set("jar", "zip")
   val files =
      Classpaths.managedJars(Compile, artifactTypes, update.value)
   ...
}

Get the files included in a classpath 

A classpath has type Seq[Attributed[File]], which means that each entry carries additional metadata. The files method provides just the raw Seq[File] for the classpath. For example, :

val cp: Seq[Attributed[File]] = ...
val files: Seq[File] = cp.files

Get the module and artifact that produced a classpath entry 

A classpath has type Seq[Attributed[File]], which means that each entry carries additional metadata. This metadata is in the form of an AttributeMap. Useful keys for entries in the map are artifact.key, moduleID.key, and analysis. For example,

val classpath: Seq[Attributed[File]] = ???
for(entry <- classpath) yield {
   val art: Option[Artifact] = entry.get(artifact.key)
   val mod: Option[ModuleID] = entry.get(moduleID.key)
   val an: Option[inc.Analysis] = entry.get(analysis)
   ...
}

Note: Entries may not have some or all metadata. Only entries from source dependencies, such as internal projects, have an incremental compilation Analysis. Only entries for managed dependencies have an Artifact and ModuleID.

Contents

sbt Reference Manual
    1. Classpaths