I installed Gradle from the repository. Then I downloaded Intellij Idea Community Edition from the official website and installed it.

I set the Java JDK and now I am trying to open a Gradle Project, but the problem is that it doesn't accept my Gradle home:

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~/Documents/idea-IC-141.2735.5/bin$ whereis gradle
gradle: /usr/bin/gradle /usr/share/gradle /usr/share/man/man1/gradle.1.gz

What's wrong?

Edit: now I can choose the first option Use default gradle wrapper (recommended)

Probably because I restarted, I don't know

  • What is IntellIJ says when it doesn't accept ? Any alert or error message. Add this information to your answer because the problem is not obvious from screenshot that you attached Nov 1, 2015 at 10:00
  • You are right, I substituted the screenshot
    – elect
    Nov 1, 2015 at 13:48
  • Did you tried my suggestion? Please give me response on my answer. If it will be unhelpful for you I just remove it. Nov 5, 2015 at 19:35
  • Not yet, RL priorities came in, I'll tell you asap
    – elect
    Nov 9, 2015 at 14:06

1 Answer 1


In Gradle home option you need provide path to folder where your Gradle distribution was installed.

To determine the Gradle home location of your Gradle installation:

  1. Create build.gradle containing:

    task getHomeDir << {
        println gradle.gradleHomeDir
  2. Run

    gradle getHomeDir

Reference: Setting up Gradle Plugin For IntelliJ

  • I get 21.26.31: Executing external task 'getHomeDir'... :getHomeDir /home/elect/.gradle/wrapper/dists/gradle-2.2-all/1vevkra640w3rb9hkuw50q5we/gradle-2.2 it seems it falls back using the default gradle wrapper
    – elect
    Nov 23, 2015 at 20:27
  • @elect So anyway did you resolve your problem? Nov 24, 2015 at 19:01
  • 2
    Just by selecting "use default gradle wrapper"..
    – elect
    Nov 24, 2015 at 21:18
  • The step linked works. Just make sure to not have a space at the end. Jul 5, 2017 at 22:36
  • in Gradle 5.4.1 I get error "Could not find method leftShift() for arguments [build_a40fhrzx78ylj5i2p6fgsmqo4$_run_closure3@2ece1ad3] on task ':getHomeDir' of type org.gradle.api.DefaultTask." - it may be resolved by removing the << Jun 3, 2019 at 0:27

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