Rename jobs from jenkins file

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I am trying to do a poc of jenkins pipeline as code. Is there a way to explicitly define the names for the pipeline jobs that get from Jenkinsfile? I also want to add some descriptions for the jobs

Jul 3, 2018 in Jenkins by Hannah
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Following script in pipeline will do that(this requires appropriate permissions)

item = Jenkins.instance.getItemByFullName("originalJobName")

item.setDescription("This description was changed by script")

item.save()

item.renameTo("newJobName")

answered Jul 3, 2018 by Kalgi
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You can rename selected job through jenkins UI by following these steps:

job>configure>Advanced Project Options>Display Name

Other way is to rename the directory on the Jenkins/hudson server and then restart the Jenkins.

answered Oct 25, 2018 by John
Thanks!! Nice hidden feature that is very handy.
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Go to the Configure screen and edit the Project name field right on top. Then click on Save and confirm by clicking on Yes.

answered Oct 25, 2018 by Laila

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