Android – finished with non zero exit value


I am trying to import my project.
but when I run the application I am getting the following error:

Error: Execution failed for task ':app:processDebugResources'.
   org.gradle.process.internal.ExecException: Process 'command 'C:\Users\Vishnu  Ruhela\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\build-tools\21.1.2\aapt.exe'' finished with non- zero exit value 1

here is my gradle file

apply plugin: ''

android {
    compileSdkVersion 21
    buildToolsVersion "21.1.2"
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.example.vishnuruhela.signup"
        minSdkVersion 15
        targetSdkVersion 21
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled true
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), ''
    productFlavors { }

dependencies {
    compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    compile ''
    compile project(':listView1')

Best Answer

I was getting this exact same error. I ran the command

./gradlew assembleDebug --info

Where "assembleDebug" was replaced with the assemble task for a debug version of the flavor I wanted.

Look for output

Successfully started process 'command '/usr/local/opt/android-sdk/build-tools/21.1.2/aapt''

Right below that was an error describing a resource which I used in a layout file but which was missing from the dimensions files. Fixing this fixed the build issue.

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