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Settings Overview

Settings are passed to Gwen at launch time to override default runtime aspects and bind externalised values.

Settings file formats#

Settings are configured and maintained in properties files.

Coming to Gwen 3

HCON and JSON settings formats will be available in the upcoming Gwen 3 release.


Settings are loaded in the following order of precedence:

  1. Overriding -Dname=value pairs passed to the CLI Launcher
  2. User properties
    • file in your local user home directory
  3. Launch properties
    • Comma separacted list of properties files passed to the CLI Launcher via the -p or --properties launch option. These are loaded in the order specified with the files at the start of the list overriding those at the end.
  4. Global properties
    • gwen/ file in the user home directory