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From Thibault Kruse <>
Subject Re: Groovysh in non-interactive mode
Date Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:57:15 GMT
Yes, the JIRA ticket you mentioned is responsible for that (so blame
me for the change). I don't have much time to discuss this now, next
week will be better. You might comment on your case in the JIRA
ticket. It should not be hard to add back a non-interactive mode to
the interactive shell, even if that sounds strange.

On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 3:13 AM, cyprushelp <> wrote:
> Hello,
> Groovysh no longer works in non-interactive mode.
> 1) Before Groovy 2.4, you could run groovysh in non-interactive mode. It
> would execute the action and then quit. This made it useful when embedding
> in shell scripts etc.
> 2) Before Groovy 2.4, you could pass arguments to groovysh in
> non-interactive mode. For example, I had some custom commands which I could
> execute not only from within the shell, but also outside of the shell.
> Both these features seem to be gone in latest Groovy 2.4.5 release. They
> were useful and a lot of code depended on them. I wonder if someone has any
> workarounds. I am not sure if the changes in
> caused this.
> Before (groovy 2.3.9):
> user@machine:~$ groovysh :show all
> No variables defined
> No classes have been loaded
> No custom imports have been defined
> Preferences:
>     verbose=false
> ===> [null, null, null, null]
> user@machine:~$
> After (groovy 2.4.5):
> user@machine:~/opt/groovy-2.4.5/bin$ ./groovysh :show all
> Groovy Shell (2.4.5, JVM: 1.8.0_51)
> Type ':help' or ':h' for help.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> groovy:000> :load :show
> File not found: ":show"
> groovy:000> :load all
> File not found: "all"
> groovy:000>

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