Get rid of “;” error from sbt

For a long time I got “;” and command error when run sbt gatling but did not know what is wrong.

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Now I know why.

It’s funny because I’m missing “” for the command and the error log looks hard to find out why.

The command that has error look like this:

sbt gatling:testOnly SearchService

And will throw error like below

[error] Expected ';'
[error] Not a valid command: SearchService (similar: startServer)
[error] Not a valid project ID: SearchService
[error] Expected ':'
[error] Expected '/'
[error] Not a valid key: SearchService (similar: watchService, interactionService)
[error] SearchService
[error] ^

Hard to trace right?

In fact all you need to do is

sbt "gatling:testOnly SearchService"

And there you go

[success] Total time: 6 s, completed Sep 23, 2020, 5:03:26 PM

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